Gabriel Huerta

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Elected Board Member
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University of New Mexico

Gabriel Huerta is Professor of Statistics, and Graduate Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Huerta's research interests include Bayesian time series, space-time modeling, parameter estimation in climate modeling and extreme value analysis.

He received his B.S. in Actuarial Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received a M.S. in Statistics from Duke University in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Statistics from Duke in 1998 as a Fullbright scholar.

From 1998-1999, he was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Department of Statistics. In 2000 and again in 2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Huerta also spent a semester as a Research Fellow at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI).

In addition to his position at the University of New Mexico, Huerta spent a year at Indiana University in its Department of Statistics from 2011-2012 and was a Researcher/Faculty at CIMAT (Research Center of Mathematics), Guanajuato, Mexico from 1999-2002.

In 2009, he won the Outstanding Professor Award in his department at UNM.

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