University at Buffalo Faculty Appointed to Serve for Biometrics

Published August 14, 2015

Dr. Albert Vexler, associate professor of biostatistics in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been named to the editorial board of Biometrics as associate editor. Biometrics is one of the premier biostatistical journals in the field.  Dr. Vexler will serve for Biometrics for the period, October 1 until June 30, 2017, with 6 months follow-up until December 31, 2017.

Biometrics is published quarterly in both print and electronic formats.  The journal is a publication of the International Biometric Society, an international society promoting the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences, including agriculture, biomedical science and public health, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines.  The general objective of Biometrics is to promote the use of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in these areas through articles describing the development of novel biometrical techniques and their application to new and ongoing subject-matter challenges. A centerpiece of most Biometrics articles is a scientific application that sets scientific or policy objectives, motivates methods development and demonstrates their operation.

Dr. Vexler’s research interests include receiver operating characteristic curves analysis; measurement error; optimal designs; regression models; censored data; change point problems; sequential analysis; statistical epidemiology; biostatistics; applications of Bayesian approaches to tests; asymptomatic methods of statistics; forecasting; sampling; optimal testing; nonparametric tests; empirical likelihoods; renewal theory; tauberian theorems; time series; categorical analysis; multivariate analysis; multivariate testing of complex hypotheses; factor and principal component analysis.  He received his doctoral degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services.

University at Buffalo offers graduate degree level programs and is the home to five departments; biostatistics, exercise and nutrition sciences, community health and health behavior, rehabilitation science and epidemiology and environmental health. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health educational and research system. University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions is located on the South Campus of University at Buffalo in Kimball Tower. For more information about the school, visit www.sphhp.buffalo.edu.