Carnegie Mellon University

A Conversation with Statistics & Data Sciences’ Robert Kass

June 26, 2019

A Conversation with Statistics & Data Sciences’ Robert Kass

Abby Simmons

Learn more about the career trajectory and research of Robert Kass, the Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University. Sam Behseta, a professor of mathematics at California State University, Fullerton, interviews Kass for the journal Statistical Science. Behseta is a 2003 graduate of CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Kass served as his Ph.D. adviser.

Kass has been on the faculty of the Department of Statistics & Data Science at CMU since 1981. He joined the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC, run jointly by CMU and the University of Pittsburgh) in 1997 and the Machine Learning Department (in the School of Computer Science) in 2007. He served as interim co-director of the CNBC from 2015 to 2018.