Advisory Board

“My fellow advisory board members and I are glad to serve George Mason's Department of Statistics and support its chair. We have the unique opportunity of learning about and providing input to the department’s evolution in this critical era of data analytics and big data.”

—­­­­­ David Morganstein, Former chair of the advisory board, ASA President and director of Westat Inc.’s Statistical Group

Our advisory board members are respected leaders in industry, government, and academia from a wide range of organizations that are involved in statistics and the application of statistics and data science. 

Tigran Markaryan is chairman of the advisory board.
Tigran Markaryan is chairman of the advisory board.

The advisory board officers are:

  • Tigran Markaryan, Chairman of the advisory board, representative to the dean’s advisory board; Executive vice president, custom analytics, Ipsos MMA.

  • Ronald L. Wasserstein, American Statistical Association representative; Executive director, American Statistical Association.

Other members include:

  • Jennifer Hill, Vice president of data science, Capital One.

  • Sylva Collins, Director, Office of biostatistics, U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Harutyun Hovsepyan, Senior quantitative analytics manager, PNC Bank.

  • Zorayr Manukyan, Senior director of quantitative clinical science, Pfizer Clinical Research and Development.

  • Catherine Truxillo, Director of advanced analytics education, SAS.

  • David Siegmund, John D. and Sigrid Banks professor of statistics at Stanford University;  Member of the National Academy of Sciences & the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) (1991), and President of Bernoulli Society; Statistics Dept Chair, and Associate Dean at Stanford.

  • Xiaoli Meng, Whipple V.N. Jones professor of statistics at Harvard University; Editor-in-chief of the Harvard Data Science Review; Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,  a COPSS Presidents' Awardee, IMS president (2019), as well as a Statistics Dept Chair and Dean of  Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Department Liaison: Jiayang Sun, Chair of the Department of Statistics