Henry Wynn (President 2000-2001)

Henry Wynn started his main academic career at Imperial College, London where he was reader for two years and then Head of Statistics, until taking up a Professorship in Statistics at City University, London, in 1984. There, for eight years, he was Dean of Mathematics and co-Director of the Engineering Design Centre. Among six degree courses he helped to start was the MSc in Quality Improvement and System Reliability, the first advanced course of its kind in the UK. He joined the University of Warwick in 1995 and formed RISCU, a research centre in industrial statistics, risk-related areas and new methodologies. Industrial work includes considerable hands-on experience in the automotive, aeronautical and process sectors.

In 2003 he took a position of Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics, where he leads his own research group, the Decision Support and Risk Group (DSRG), and is a co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS). He was head of the Department of Statistics from 2003 to 2006 and from 2000 to 2005 was also part-time Scientific co-Director of EURANDOM, the international stochastics institute attached to Eindhoven Technical University (TUE), in the Netherlands. He has a BA in honours mathematics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Imperial College London. He was the first president of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) and holds the Guy Medal in Silver from the Royal Statistical Society, is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Henry published over 150 published papers and three books and has a particularly strong record in experimental design and industrial statistics.