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Aad van der Vaart studied mathematics, philosophy and psychology at the University of Leiden, and received a PhD in mathematics from this university in 1987. He held positions in College Station, Texas and Paris (not in Texas), and was visiting professor in Berkeley, Harvard and Seattle. He is currently Professor of Stochastics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Aad van der Vaart was associate editor of the Annals of Statistics, Statistica Neerlandica, Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare, and Probability Theory and Related Fields, and is currently co-editor of Statistics and Decisions and associate editor of Indagationes Mathematicae. Keynote lectures include the Forum Lectures at the EMS 2009, the Le Cam lecture at the JSM 2009, and invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010. He was program chair for the EMS 2006 in Oslo.
Among former administrative functions are president of the Dutch Society for Statistics and Operations Research (2003-07), head of the Department of Mathematics of VU University (2002-06), chair of the European Council of the Bernoulli Society, scientific chair of the Stieltjes Institute, and board member of the NDNS+ cluster. He is currently council member of the International Statistical Institute, chair of the mathematics board of the Lorentz Centre, and board member of the STAR cluster.
Confidence in nonparametric credible sets?
as author at International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Lectures on Bayesian Foundations, Kyoto 2012,
together with: Michael I. Jordan (introducer),