Issue information

Editors in Chief

David W. Scott

Noah Harding Professor of Statistics

Rice University

Editorial Advisory Board

Jerome H. Friedman

Stanford University

Michael Friendly

York University

Genshiro Kitagawa

Institute of Statistical Mathematics

Carlo N. Lauro

University of Naples ‘‘Federico II’’

Jae C. Lee

Korea University

James L. Rosenberger

Pennsylvania State University

Project Manager

Yasmin H. Said

Aims and Scope

The goals of WIREs Computational Statistics are to (1) present the current state of the art of Computational Statistics through an ongoing series of commissioned reviews written by leading researchers; (2) capture the crucial interdisciplinary flavor of this field by including articles that address key topics from the differing perspectives of statistics and computing, with applications in areas such as technology, biology, physics, geography, and sociology; (3) follow the rapid development of Computational Statistics through a systematic program of content updates; and (4) encourage new participation in this field by presenting its achievements and challenges in an accessible way to a broad audience.

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