Geert Verbeke

Biographical Sketch

Geert Verbeke is Professor in Biostatistics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium. He received B.S. in mathematics (1989) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, M.S. in biostatistics (1992) from Universiteit Hasselt and Ph.D. in biostatistics (1995) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Prof. Verbeke has published extensively on longitudinal data analyses. He has held visiting positions at the Gerontology Research Center and the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD). He is Past President of the Belgian Region of the International Biometric Society, International Program Chair for the International Biometric Conference in Montreal (2006), Board Member of the American Statistical Association. He is past Joint Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (2005–2008) and currently editor of Biometrics (2010–2012). Prof. Verbeke is the director of the Leuven Center for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (L-BioStat), and vice-director of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat), a joint initiative of the Hasselt and Leuven universities in Belgium.

Prof. Molenberghs and Prof. Verbeke are editors and authors of several books on the use of linear mixed models for the analysis of longitudinal data (Springer Lecture Notes 1997, Springer Series in Statistics 2000, Springer Series in Statistics 2005, Chapman Hall/CRC 2007), and they have taught well over a hundred short and longer courses on the topic in universities as well as industry, in Europe, North America, Latin America and Australia.

Prof. Molenberghs and Prof. Verbeke have received four Excellence in Continuing Education Awards from the American Statistical Association for short courses offered at Joint Statistical Meetings.

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