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Associate Professor and Director of LISA, University of Colorado Boulder

Eric Vance is an associate professor of applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder and the director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis), where he trains statisticians and data scientists to move between theory and practice to collaborate with domain experts to apply statistics to transform evidence into action. He is the global director of the LISA 2020 Network, which is a network of 30+ statistics and data science collaboration laboratories in 10 countries in Africa, South Asia, and Brazil. He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Eric has traveled through 85 countries.


  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor and Director, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2015–2016
    Associate Research Professor and Director, Virginia Tech
  • 2008–2014
    Assistant Research Professor and Director, Virginia Tech


Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Elected member of the International Statistical Institute, Winner of the 2019 ASA Jackie Dietz Award for best paper in the Journal of Statistics Education