**Jon Wellner**, Professor Emeritus, received a B.S. in mathematics and physics
from the
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho in 1968, and a Ph.D. in
Statistics from the
University of Washington, Seattle, in 1975.
He was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department
of Statistics at the
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, from
1975 to 1983. He joined the faculty at the UW in September 1983.
He was on sabbatical leave at the
Mathematics Institute of the
University of Munich in 1980-1981 (supported by a fellowship from
the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation);
his second sabbatical leave
at the
University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1987-1988 was
supported by a fellowship from the John Simon
Guggenheim Foundation; his third sabbatical leave
at the
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
and
Delft University of Technology in 2004-2005
was supported by a grant from the
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) and Delft University.
His fourth sabbatical leave at the
University of Heidelberg was supported by a
Humboldt Research Prize
awarded by the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Wellner's research interests include uses of large sample theory in
statistics, theory of
empirical processes,
and efficient estimation for
semiparametric models.
He has served as a
Co-Editor
of the
*Annals of Statistics*,
and as President of the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2017).
He has also served as
IMS Editor of
*Statistics Surveys* (2007-2009),
and as Editor of
*Statistical Science* (2011-2013).

In his free time, Wellner enjoys mountain climbing and backcountry skiing in the Cascades and British Columbia.

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