Birol Emir, Ph.D., is Senior Director of Statistics at Global Innovative Pharma in Pfizer Inc, where he is a member of the SCORAD group in New York. He also serves at Columbia University in Statistics Department as an Adjunct Professor of Statistics and is a member of the Rutgers University, Graduate School of Arts and Science as an external Ph.D. committee member.
In recent years, his primary focuses have been on big data, predictive modelling, and genomics data analysis. He has numerous publications in refereed journals and authored a chapter in A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables: Graphics in Life Sciences (2012). He has taught several short courses and has given invited presentations. Emir has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Iowa State University and post-doc from the University of Pittsburgh.