Dr. Sallie Keller-McNulty, Dean, George R. Brown School of Engineering; Professor, Statistics; and Chair, Engineering, Rice University
Dr. Keller-McNulty is Fellow and President of the American
Statistical Association (ASA) and one of the nation’s foremost
experts in applied and theoretical statistics. She was recently named
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Prior to joining Rice in 2005, she was the Group Leader for the
Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1998-2005). During this tenure, Dr. Keller-McNulty tripled the size
of the group (from 13 staff members to over 40) and quadrupled the
budget. She also established a thriving visiting faculty program,
with several renowned statisticians taking their sabbaticals at the
Laboratory. Her areas of research are uncertainty quantification,
computational and graphical statistics and related software and
modeling techniques, and data access and confidentiality. In her
research and as Group Leader at Los Alamos, Dr. Keller-McNulty has
developed a great appreciation for the need for interdisciplinary
research to find solutions for today’s complex problems.
Dr. Keller-McNulty received her Ph.D in Statistics from Iowa State
University of Science and Technology and her BS and MS in mathematics
from University of South Florida.