About the Author
M. Antonia Amaral Turkman was, until 2013, full-time Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Though retired from the university, she is still a member of its Center of Statistics and Applications, where she held the position of scientific coordinator until 2017. Her research interests are Bayesian statistics, medical and environmental statistics, and spatiotemporal modeling, with recent publications on computational methods in Bayesian statistics, with an emphasis on applications in health and forest fires. She has served as vice president of the Portuguese Statistical Society. She has taught courses on Bayesian statistics and computational statistics, among many others. Carlos Daniel Paulino is senior academic researcher in the Center of Statistics and Applications and was associate professor with habilitation in the Department of Mathematics of the Instituto Superior Tecnico, both at the University of Lisbon. He has published frequently on Bayesian statistics and categorical data, with emphasis on applications in biostatistics. He has served as president of the Portuguese Statistical Society. He taught many undergraduate and graduate level courses, notably in mathematical statistics and Bayesian statistics. Peter Muller is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics and Data Science at the University of Texas, Austin. He has published widely on computational methods in Bayesian statistics, non-parametric Bayesian statistics, and decision problems, with emphasis on applications in biostatistics and bioinformatics. He has served as president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and as chair for the Section on Bayesian Statistics of the American Statistical Association. Besides many graduate-level courses he has taught short courses on Bayesian biostatistics, Bayesian clinical trial design, non-parametric Bayesian inference, medical decision making, and more.