John P. Klein received his Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Missouri. His thesis work was on dependent competing risks and safe dose estimation with dependent competing risks. While a student, he was a summer intern for two summers at the Oak Ridge National Labs working on modeling the effects of low-level radiation on mice.
Upon graduation, Dr. Klein joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at the Ohio State University (OSU) where he rose to the rank of professor. While at OSU he was the statistician for the Clinical Research Center and Director of Statistics for the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 1987 he was a Gästeprofessor at the University of Copenhagen which led to a long and fruitful
collaboration with faculty there.
In 1993 Dr. Klein moved to Medical College of Wisconsin to be professor and director of the Division of Biostatistics. Since that time, he has been the statistical director of the Center for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Recently, he has been appointed statistical director of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute of Southeast Wisconsin and the statistical director of the MCW Cancer Center. He is recognized as a leading expert in the analysis of bone marrow transplant data.
Dr. Klein is the author of 230 research papers, about half of which are in the statistical literature. He is a co-author of Survival Analysis: Techniques for Censored and Truncated Data, a standard graduate text. He is an associate editor of Biometrics, Life Time Data Analysis, Dysphagia, and The Iranian Journal of Statistics. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the American Statistical Institute.
John Klein died on July 20, 2013. For his obituary see Obituary_John_Klein.pdf
Hans C. van Houwelingen received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1973. He stayed at the Mathematics Department in Utrecht until 1986. During that time his theoretical research interest was Empirical Bayes methodology as developed by Herbert Robbins. His main contribution was the finding that Empirical Bayes rules could be improved by monitorization.
On the practical side he was involved in collaborations with researchers in Psychology, Chemistry and Medicine. The latter brought him to Leiden in 1986 where he was appointed chair and department head in Medical Statistics at the Leiden Medical School, which was transformed into the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in 1996.
Together with his Ph.D. students he developed several research lines in logistic regression, survival analysis, meta-analysis, statistical genetics and statistical bioinformatics. In the meantime the department grew into the Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, which also includes the chair and staff in Molecular Epidemiology.
He was editor-in-chief of Statistica Neerlandica and served on the editorial boards of Statistical Methods In Medical Research, Lifetime Data Analysis, Biometrics, Biostatistics, Biometrical Journal, and Statistics & Probability Letters. He is an elected member of ISI, fellow of ASA, honorary member of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB), Dutch Statistical Society (VVS) and ANed, the Dutch Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS).
Dr. van Houwelingen retired on January 1, 2009. On that occasion he was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. After his retirement he wrote, together with Hein Putter, the Chapman & Hall monograph Dynamic Prediction in Clinical Survival Analysis, published in 2012.
Joseph G. Ibrahim is alumni distinguished professor of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). Dr. Ibrahim's areas of research focus on Bayesian inference, missing data problems, and genomics. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Minnesota in 1988. With over 19 years of experience working in cancer clinical trials, Dr. Ibrahim directs the UNC Center for Innovative Clinical Trials. He is also the director of graduate studies in UNC's Department of Biostatistics, as well as the program director of the cancer genomics training grant in the department. He has directed or co-directed 27 doctoral students and 7 post-doctoral fellows. He is currently the editor of the Applications and Case Studies Section of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and currently serving as the associate editor for several other statistical journals. Dr. Ibrahim has published over 230 research papers, mostly in top statistical journals. He also has published two advanced graduate-level books on Bayesian survival analysis and Monte Carlo methods in Bayesian computation. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
Thomas H. Scheike received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of California at Berkley in 1993, and received a doctoral degree in Statistics (Dr. Scient) from the University of Copenhagen in 2002. He has been in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Copenhagen since 1994.
His research interest is in biostatistics with particular emphasis on survival analyses and longitudinal data. He has written the Springer monograph, Dynamic Regression Models for Survival Data (2006) with Torben Martinussen. Dr. Scheike has been involved in several R-packages (timereg, HaploSurvival, mets) that have been developing recent methods in survival analyses for the biostatistical community.
Dr. Scheike was editor-in-chief of Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, and served on the editorial boards of Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Lifetime Data Analysis}, and Statistica Sinica.