Marco A. R. Ferreira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, where he served from 2016 to 2020 as the Director of Graduate Programs. Marco has served the statistics profession in editorial boards of multiple scientific journals including the journal Bayesian Analysis, in several committees of ISBA and ASA, as well as in scientific committees of numerous domestic and international conferences. Marco’s current research areas include dynamic models for time series and spatiotemporal data, multiscale models, objective Bayesian methods, stochastic search algorithms, and statistical computation. Major areas of application include bioinformatics, finance, and environmental science. Marco’s research has been, and is, funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. Marco has advised over 10 PhD students and postdocs. Marco has published over 50 scientific papers and two books. His former students and postdocs work in academic, industrial, and governmental positions.