Dr. V. Radu Craiu is Professor of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He studied Mathematics at the University of Bucharest (BS 1995, MS 1996) and received a PhD from the Department of Statistics at The University of Chicago in 2001. His main research interests are in computational methods in statistics, especially, Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms (MCMC), Bayesian inference, copula models, model selection procedures and statistical genetics. He is currently Contributing Editor for the IMS Bulletin and Associate Editor for the Harvard Data Science Review, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Statistics Surveys, The Canadian Journal of Statistics, Statistical Methods and Applications, and Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. He received the 2016 CRM-SSC prize, is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute, and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.