2017 Statistics Outstanding Alumnus: L. Mark Berliner


Outstanding Statistics Alumnus

PhD 1980, MS 1976

Professor Emeritus of Statistics, The Ohio State University

L. Mark Berliner is Professor Emeritus of Statistics at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  He received a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Statistics from Purdue University. In 1980 he received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Purdue University and joined the faculty at Ohio State. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan in 1984. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1986 and Professor of Statistics at Ohio State in 1994. He was the Geophysical Statistics Project Leader at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, in1995-97. He was Director of the Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics at Ohio State in 2012-14 and was Chair of the Department of Statistics 2011-15, concluding with his retirement in June of 2015.

He was a Consultant, U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board, 2002-03 and was a Contributing Author and Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (various dates). He served as a founding co-Chair of the American Statistical Association’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy and was Vice-Chair of the Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2012-14. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2004), the American Statistical Association (1997), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2001), and was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Section on Statistics and the Environment, American Statistical Association (2001).

July 2017

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