Jay Breidt

NISS Position: 
Senior Fellow
Colorado State University
Professional Title: 
Professor of Statistics

F. Jay Breidt, Professor and past Chair of the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, has expertise in survey sampling, time series, nonparametric regression, and uncertainty quantification for complex scientific models. He received his PhD at Colorado State University in 1991 and spent the first nine years of his career at Iowa State University as an assistant professor and tenured associate professor, before returning to Colorado State in 2000. Breidt has produced over 90 refereed papers and has presented over 130 invited short courses, conference talks, and academic seminars. Since 1991, his research has been supported continuously by a variety of agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, US Forest Service, and NASA.

Breidt is the Reviews Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and The American Statistician, and has been an associate editor for seven different journals.  He has served on five review committees for the National Academy of Sciences.  He is past Chair of the American Statistical Association National Committee on Energy Statistics (an advisory panel to the Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy) and has served two terms on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee.  Breidt has received numerous honors, including recognition with a national prize in environmental statistics, elected membership in the International Statistical Institute, and elected fellowship in the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.