Adrian E. Raftery is the Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and obtained a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Statistics and Operations Research at Trinity College Dublin, and a doctorate in mathematical statistics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. Prior to joining the UW faculty, he was a lecturer in statistics at Trinity College Dublin. He was the founding director of the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences. Raftery has published over 200 refereed articles in statistical, sociological and other journals. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy, a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the Sociological Research Association. He has won the Population Association of America's Clifford C. Clogg Award, the American Sociological Association's Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge, the Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and the Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation. He is also a former Coordinating and Applications Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and a former Editor of Sociological Methodology.
Member of the US National Academy of Sciences,; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow, American Statistical Association; Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics