Following completion of Harvey Goldstein’s term of office at the end of this year, his successor as Joint Editor of Series A of the journals will be Professor Jouni Kuha.
Before joining the London School of Economics and Political Science, Jouni was a postdoctoral researcher at Nuffield College, Oxford, and assistant professor of statistics at Pennsylvania State University. He completed a master’s degree in statistics at the University of Helsinki in 1992, and his doctorate in social statistics at the University of Southampton in 1996.
Jouni is currently associate professor of statistics and research methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His methodological research focuses on latent variable modelling, analysis of survey data, problems with measurement error and missing data, and other topics that are motivated by applications of statistics in the social sciences. He also collaborates with social scientists on substantive research projects in sociology, social psychology, criminology, demography, and political science. His other professional activities have included membership of the Government Statistical Service Methodology Advisory Committee and work on the analysis team of the exit poll for UK general elections.
Jouni was a member of the Series C editorial panel during 2009–2012, but he is well known in the Society for his long service on the Social Statistics Section’s committee between 2006 and 2012 (as chair in 2010–2012).
Similarly, for Series C, Professor Nial Friel has been appointed to succeed Nigel Stallard at the same time.
Nial is a professor of statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University College Dublin. He graduated with a doctorate in statistics from the University of Glasgow in 1999. Following post-doctoral positions at Queensland University of Technology, the University of Cambridge and Athens University of Economics and Business, he joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in 2002 and then as a reader from 2006. In 2007 he was appointed as an associate professor at University College Dublin and was subsequently appointed full professor in 2014. He has held an adjunct professorship from Queensland University of Technology since 2013. In addition he is a principal investigator in Insight, the national centre for data analysis, where he leads the statistics and machine learning programme.
Nial’s research interests lie broadly in Bayesian statistics, Monte Carlo methods and applications, particularly in statistical network analysis. His research has been published in the many of the leading journals in statistics and probability including Series B, Applied Statistics and Biometrika, and he has also published widely in interdisciplinary journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Social Networks and Network Science. He was a member of the Society’s Research Section committee in 2008–2011.