Professor Richard Samworth obtained his PhD in Statistics from the University of Cambridge in 2004, and has remained in Cambridge since, becoming a full professor in 2013 and the Professor of Statistical Science in 2017. He currently holds an Engineering and Physical Sciences fellowship. Richard's main research interests are in high-dimensional and nonparametric statistics, and has developed methods and theory for data perturbation techniques (subsampling, the bootstrap, random projections, knockoffs), changepoint estimation, shape-constrained inference and classification, amongst others. He received the COPSS Presidents' Award in 2018, gave an Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Medallion lecture (2018), and was awarded the Adams prize (2017). Richard is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association (2015) and the IMS (2014), and was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2014), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Guy Medal in Bronze (2012) and the RSS Research Prize (2008). He currently serves as co-editor (with Ming Yuan) of the Annals of Statistics.