Alicia Carriquiry

Alicia Carriquiry is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, President’s Chair in Statistics and Director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) in Iowa State University. CSAFE is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center of Excellence.

Carriquiry was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, but moved to the United States in 1982 to pursue a graduate degree in animal genetics at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and then a PhD in statistics and animal genetics at Iowa State University.

Since 1990, Carriquiry has been on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Iowa State, where she has mentored 24 doctoral students and many MSc students, and has carried out research in Bayesian statistical methods, measurement error modeling, survey sampling, and quantitative methods in human nutrition, forensic science and other disciplines. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts, co-edited several books and raised tens of millions of dollars in competitive research and education funding.

Alicia Carriquiry has held leadership positions in most of the major statistical associations in the United States and worldwide.  She is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and a Fellow of the International Society of Bayesian Analysis.  In 2016, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2018, she became a Technical Advisory for the Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners.

Carriquiry is interested in public policy, and has collaborated actively and extensively with organizations and governments around the world.