Noel A. Cressie

Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University
Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The Ohio State University
Director, Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES)
ncressie@stat.osu.edu


Noel Cressie was born in Fremantle, Western Australia. He received the Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours in Mathematics from the University of Western Australia and the MA and PhD degrees in Statistics from Princeton University.

He was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at The Flinders University of South Australia and Professor of Statistics and Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University; and he is now Professor of Statistics, Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Director of the Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics at The Ohio State University.

He is the author of around 250 refereed articles and of three books, including "Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data," with Christopher K. Wikle, 2011 (Wiley). His research interests are in the statistical modeling and analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal data, in Bayesian and empirical-Bayesian methods, and in environmental sciences.

Dr Cressie is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Spatial Econometrics Association, and he is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. Other honors include being awarded the Distinguished Achievement Medal of ASA's Section on Statistics and the Environment, the Twentieth Century Distinguished Service Award in Environmental Statistics, the Distinguished Scholar Award of The Ohio State University, and the 2009 Fisher Award and Lectureship from COPSS.

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The Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES)

SSES

In January 1999, the Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES) was established in the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University. It has a focus on teaching, research, and collaboration.

In teaching, the SSES Program offers courses in Spatial Statistics (at the MS and PhD levels) and Environmental Statistics (at the MS level) through the Department of Statistics.

In research, the SSES Program has emphasized the development of statistical methodology in computational aspects of spatial and spatio-temporal statistics. The methodology has been applied in areas of "big science," such as remote sensing of the earth on a global scale, regional climate modeling in space and time, and Bayesian statistical exposure modeling from sources to biomarkers. Other research areas include spatial command and control, disease mapping, medical imaging, ice-stream dynamics, and air quality.

In science collaboration, investigators in the SSES Program work with scientists and engineers at The Ohio State University and elsewhere on problems that are of an environmental or spatial nature. The Program also organizes seminar series with campus-wide appeal in the areas of environmental and spatial science.

Dr. Cressie is Director of the SSES Program.


Awards and Honors

  • Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, 1984
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 1986
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1988
  • Distinguished Achievement Medal, Section on Statistics and the Environment, American Statistical Association, 1993
  • Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 1993-1998
  • Twentieth Century Distinguished Service Award in Environmental Statistics, 1999
  • Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2004-present
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University, 2006
  • Fellow of the Spatial Econometrics Association, 2008
  • COPSS Fisher Award and Lectureship, 2009

Professional Activities and Accomplishments

  • Three books
  • Around 250 papers published or accepted for publication in refereed journals and refereed book chapters
  • More than 50 unrefereed publications, including conference proceedings
  • Frequent participant and speaker at national and international Statistics and multi-disciplinary conferences

Books

  • Goodness-of-Fit Statistics for Discrete Multivariate Data, by T. Read and N. Cressie. Springer, NY, 1988 (211pp.)
  • Statistics for Spatial Data, revised edition, by N. Cressie. Wiley, NY, 1993 (900pp.) [Original edition was published in 1991.]
  • Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data, by N. Cressie and C. Wikle. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2011 (~650pp.)