Marek Kimmel, professor of statistics (STAT) and bioengineering, associate department chair and director of the Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics at Rice, has become an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
Kimmel earned his M.S. in control engineering in 1977 and his Ph.D. in technical sciences in 1980, both from Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, Poland. He joined the Rice faculty in 1990.
Kimmel’s research focuses on probabilistic modeling and statistical analysis in the biosciences. He is especially interested in applications of his work to cell and molecular biology, and cancer research. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Founded in 1885, the ISI is based in The Hague in the Netherlands and today has more than 4,000 members worldwide from academia, government and the private sector, a small percentage of whom are Elected Members.