Vanja Dukic, PhD

Faculty, Statistics
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Courtesy Professor of Economics
Vanja Dukic


I received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2001. I was a postdoctoral fellow and visiting professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago from 2000-2001. After that, I was an Assistant Professor (2001-2008) and then Associate Professor with tenure (2008-2010) of Biostatistics at the University of Chicago.

I am currently a Professor of Applied Mathematics and a courtesy Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

My main research interests are in Bayesian modeling, inference, and computational statistics, with applications to a wide variety of fields, ranging from medicine and ecology to risk and insurance.

I can be contacted at:

Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado-Boulder
Box 526; Boulder, CO 80309-0526
tel: 303-735-0919
fax: 303-492-4066

Professional Activities

Strength of any profession depends on the engagement of its members in volunteer professional activities - from reviewing journal manuscripts, to organizing conferences, to fundraising. Below is a partial list of the current and past professional activities I have been involved in:

  • Editorial Boards
    • 2019‐pres Associate Editor, Harvard Data Science Review
    • 2012‐2018 Associate Editor, Bayesian Analysis
    • 2012‐2015 Associate Editor, STAT (Journal of the International Statistical Institute)
    • 2007‐2012 Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association
    • 2009‐2013 Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association (Reviews)
    • 2005‐2011 Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica
    • 2006-2006 Guest Editor, special issue of Statistica Sinica
    • 2011‐2012 Statistical Adviser, BioMed Central (BMC) ‐ Genomics

  • National Committees and Professional Society Boards
    • 2018-pres Scientific Advisory Board member, The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM, Brown University)
    • 2015-2017 Board member, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
    • 2014-2014 Lindley Prize Committee, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
    • 2012‐2012 Program Council Chair, International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
    • 2012‐2013 Organizing committee member for “Stochastic Processes and Application” (SPA2013)
    • 2011‐2012 Junior Travel Award Committee Chair, International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
    • 2010‐2011 Program Chair for SBSS, American Statistical Association – Joint Statistical Meetings 2011
    • 2010-2011 Student Paper Competition committee Chair, SBSS, American Statistical Association
    • 2006‐2008 Publication Officer, SBSS, American Statistical Association
    • 2003‐2004 Program Chair, Invited and Contributed Posters, Joint Statistical Meetings 2004

  • International and National Advisory Boards/Expert Adviser
    • 2013-2014 Advisory Panel for the NSA Mathematical Sciences Program (MSP)
    • 2013-2013 External Chair, PhD committee, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, Canada
    • 2008‐pres NICHD (NIH) Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Reproductive Monitoring Network
    • 2012-2013 Reviewer for Chapman & Hall/CRC and Oxford University Press statistics book proposals
    • 2009-2009 External Chair, PhD committee, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, University of Turin, Italy

  • Reviewer
    • Reviewer for over 40 professional journals and book publishers
    • Reviewer for numerous NSF and NIH grant applications and proposals

  • Society Memberships