Peter Diggle is Distinguished University Professor of Statistics in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool. He also holds adjunct positions in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University, and the Department of Biostatistics at Yale University School of Public Health. In 1997 he was awarded the Guy medal in Silver by the Royal Statistical Society. He is one of the founding co-editors of the journal Biostatistics. Dr. Diggle is the current President of the Royal Statistical Society.
Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva is Principal Researcher at the National School of Statistical Sciences (ENCE) from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). His main research interests are survey and sampling methodology applied to household and business surveys, as well as the analysis of survey data. He was President of IASS (the International Association of Survey Statisticians during 2004-2005, a founding member of the Brazilian Statistical Association, a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and a member of the American Statistical Association. He was the chief editor of Revista Brasileira de Estatística from 1997-2002, was an editor of the International Statistical Review and associated editor of Survey Methodology. Dr. Silva is the current President of the International Statistical Institute.
Elizabeth A. Thompson is Professor of Statistics, and Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics and of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. She is a recipient of a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Cambridge, the Jerome Sacks award for cross-disciplinary research from the National Institute for Statistical Science, the Weldon Prize for contributions to Biometric Science from Oxford University, and of a Guggenheim fellowship. Dr. Thompson is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the US National Academy of Sciences. She is the current President of the International Biometrical Society.