Keynote Speakers

IBC Keynote Speakers

A new innovation for the International Biometric Conference (IBC) is the inclusion of keynote speakers.  Four big-named speakers have accepted the Society's invitation to deliver keynote addresses at IBC 2020.  Be sure to check back frequently for updated information on our keynotes and their sessions!


david2.png David Donoho, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences Professor of Statistics, has made fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational statistics, as well as to signal processing and harmonic analysis. At IBC 2020, David will talk to us about his paper, 50 Years of Data Science, that has already had so much influence in the statistics and biometry communities. 
Dianne2.png Dianne Cook, professor at Monash University in Australia, is an internationally acclaimed expert in the visualization of high dimensional data. Trained in mathematical statistics, her passion is the development and application of tools and strategies for making sense of very large and complex data, for example that might a rise from technologies such as virtual reality and eye-trackers. She is co-author of the popular package GGobi for interactive explorations and visualisation of complex multivariate data.
peter2.png Peter Diggle, Distinguished Professor at Lancaster University in the UK, is a world leading expert on the analysis of data that are correlated over time and space. He has worked in a variety of application areas, mostly in the biomedical, clinical and health sciences, though he also has a broad interest in environmental science. 
Yoav2.png Yoav Benjamini, the Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics at Tel Aviv University in Israel, will be speaking in a special session organized by the International Statistics Institute (ISI) and where he will receive the 2019/2020 Pearson Prize which "recognizes a contemporary research contribution, published within the last three decades, that has had profound influence on statistical theory, methodology, practice, or applications". In Yoav's case, the award will honor his work with colleague Yosi Hochberg (deceased in 2013) on the False Discovery Rate (FDR). Their 1995 paper, cited more than 50,000 times, has become a central element in the analysis pipeline for very high dimensional data, especially in the area of genomics.