Geert Verbeke is Professor in Biostatistics at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and University of Hasselt (U Hasselt) in Belgium. He received the M.S. degree in mathematics (1989) from KU Leuven, the M.S. in biostatistics (1992) from U Hasselt, and earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics (1995) from KU Leuven. Geert Verbeke has published extensively on various aspects of mixed models for longitudinal data analyses about which he co-authored and co-edited several text books. He held visiting positions at the Gerontology Research Center and the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), was International Program Chair for the International Biometric Conference in Montreal (2006), Joint Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (2005-2008), and Co-editor of Biometrics (2010-2012). He served on a variety of committees of the International Biometric Society, is elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He was elected international representative in the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association (2008- 2010) and council member of the Royal Statistical Society (2013-2016). Geert Verbeke has earned Excellence in Continuing Education Awards in 2002, 2004, 2008, and 2011 for short courses taught at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association. He received the International Biometric Society Award for the best Biometrics paper in 2006 and received accreditation as professional statistician by the American Statistical Association (2010-2016). He served as Chair of the KU Leuven Statistics Research Centre (2015-2017), is currently Director of the KU Leuven Biostatistics Research Unit and Chair of the KU Leuven Department of Public and Primary Care (2014-2020), and has been elected President of the International Biometric Society (2020-2021).
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