Abel Rodriguez is Professor of Statistics and Associate Director of the Center for Data, Discovery and Decisions (D3) at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). He also serves as co-PI for UCSC’s NSF-TRIPODS Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Data Science. Dr. Rodriguez joined UCSC in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. in Statistics and Decision Sciences and an M.A. in Economics at Duke University. His research interest focus on the theory and application of Bayesian statistical methods, specially in the social and biological sciences.