IMS Fellow Aad van der Vaart has been elected a member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe). Aad van der Vaart is a professor in the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) at TU Delft in The Netherlands; he previously held positions at Leiden University; the University of California, Berkeley; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Université Paris XI; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley; and Texas A& M University. Among his honours and awards, Aad van der Vaart is a Knight of the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands; a Fellow of IMS and ISBA; and an elected member of the ISI, the International Mathematical Union Circle, and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences; he was awarded the 2020 DeGroot Prize (for his book, Fundamentals of Nonparametric Bayesian Inference), the 2015 Spinoza prize, the 2000 van Dantzig prize of the Netherlands Statistical Society (which is awarded every five years), and Leiden University’s 1988 C.J. Kok prize. His research interests include nonparametric Bayesian statistics, causal inference, high-dimensional statistics, statistical genetics, semiparametric theory, Le Cam theory, mathematical finance, inverse problems, genomics, time series, and empirical processes.

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