Danish
citizen.

Born 22 April 1947.

Married since 1967; 3 daughters, born 1968, 1970,
and 1977.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

Universitetsparken 5

DK 2100 Copenhagen

Denmark

Telephone: + 45 35337597

E-mail lauritzen [at] math dot ku dot dk

Candidatus statisticae
(M.Sc.) University of Copenhagen, 1972.

Licentiatus statisticae (Ph.D.)
University of
Copenhagen, 1975.

Doctor scientarum
(D.Sc.)
University of Copenhagen, 1982.

Master of Arts (MA), University of Oxford, 2005.

Research
Fellow, University of Copenhagen, Institute of Mathematical Statistics,
1972-1974.

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Institute of
Mathematical
Statistics, 1974-1976.

Associate Professor University of Copenhagen, Institute of Mathematical
Statistics, 1976-1981.

Professor, Aalborg University, 1981-2004.

Consulting for the Danish Medical Science Research
Council
1975-85, and 1994-1997.

Professor of Statistics and Professorial Fellow of Jesus College,
University of Oxford, 2004-2014

Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford, 2014-

Honorary Professor of Statistics, Aalborg University, 2015-

Professor of Statistics, University of Copenhagen, 2014-2021

Emeritus Professor of Statistics, University of Copenhagen, 2021-

Visiting
Scholar, Stanford University, 1973/74.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University, June-August 1974.

Visiting Professor, University of Western Australia, June-August 1976.

Visiting Professor, University of Rome, March 1983.

Visiting Professor, Stanford University, June-August 1983.

Visiting Professor, The Flinders University
of South
Australia, February-March 1986.

Visiting Professor, University of Paris XI at Orsay,
April 1987.

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cambridge,
1987/88.

Visiting Professor, Instituto
de Matematica Pura
e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, February 1991.

Visiting Professor, Universita Luigi Bocconi, Milan, March 1992.

Research Fellow, Center
for
Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford,
1996/1997.

Research Fellow, Fields Institute, Toronto, September-November 1999.

Honorary Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow, TUM
- Institute of Advanced Study, 2016-

Research Associate, Institute of Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, University of Chicago, October 2023.

Associate
editor of the Annals of Statistics 1983-1988.

Chairman of programme committee and local organizer
of Nordic
Conference in Mathematical Statistics at Aalborg, 1982.

Chairman of programme committee for the 16th European Meeting of
Statisticians,
Marburg, Fed. Rep. Germany, 1984.

Member of the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society of
Mathematical Statistics and Probability, 1984-1988.

Member of the Research Section Committee of the Royal Statistical
Society,
1992-1995.

Member of programme committee and local organizer
of 1st European
Conference on Highly Structured Stochastic Systems, Rebild,
Denmark, 1996.

Chairman of Steering Committee for Scientific Programme on Highly Structured Stochastic
Systems
under the European Science Foundation, 1997-2000.

Editor of The Scandinavian Journal of Statistics,
1998-2000.

Editor of Springer Series in Statistics and
Information
Science, 1999-2002.

Chairman of scientific programme committee for the
2nd
European Conference on Highly Structured Stochastic Systems, Pavia,
Italy,
1999.

Chairman of scientific committee for the Fields Institute programme on
Causal
Interpretation and Identification of Conditional Independence
Structures,
Toronto, Canada, Fall 1999.

Member of Scientific Board of the T.
N.
Thiele Centre for Applied Mathematics in Natural Science, Aarhus,
Denmark, 2004-2009.

Member of Scientific Committee of the Centre for
Research
in Statistical Methodology at Warwick University, UK, from
2005-2009.

Member of panel for Mathematics, Computer Science,
and
Statistics at the Research Assessment Exercise 2005 for Helsinki
University.

Associate Editor of Probability Theory and Related Fields, 2005-2007.

Scientific organizer of London Mathematical Society
Durham
Research Symposium on Mathematical
Aspects of Graphical Models 2008.

Member of scientific
advisory board for the
evaluation of Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of
Copenhagen,
2009.

Biometrika Trustee 2010-

Working group leader, COSTNET CA 15109, Statistical Network Data Science, 2016-

Member of Scientific Advisory Board for the Max Planck Institute of Mathematical Sciences 2018-2023.

Joint Editor of Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series B; 2021-2023.

From time to time expert witness in cases of
liability, discrimination,
and forensic statistics in Norway, Denmark, and the United Kingdom.

Since
1972 teaching probability and mathematical statistics at all levels at
the
University of Copenhagen and Aalborg University, including the
supervision of
Ph.D. students. Since 1981 also courses in
mathematics at
elementary and intermediate levels at Aalborg University. Project-oriented teaching of mathematics at Aalborg
University.
Intensive lecture series on Graphical Models at
American and
European universities. Undergraduate
and
graduate lectures at Oxford University since 2004.

1982:
Ib M. Skovgaard,
Edgeworth expansions in statistics.

1984: Anders Milhøj, Univariate
time series modelling in the frequency domain.

1988: Søren Lundbye-Christensen,
Modelling and
monitoring pregnancy.

1989: Morten Frydenberg,
Graphical interaction models.

1990: E. Susanne Christensen, Controlling emissions.

1993: Uffe Kjærulff, Aspects of efficiency improvement in
Bayesian networks.

1995: Jens Henrik Badsberg, An environment
for
graphical models.

1995: Lene Kolind
Rasmussen, A Bayesian network for blood
typing and
parentage verification of cattle.

1996: Bo Thiesson, Some statistical
methods for
learning probabilistic networks.

1997: Heidi H. Andersen, Monte Carlo likelihood in complex graphical
models.

1998: Flemming Skjøth,
Models for repeated measures in agricultural research.

2002: Malene Højbjerre,
Markov chain Monte Carlo methods in directed graphical models.

2004: Susanne Gammelgaard Bøttcher.
Learning Bayesian networks with mixed variables.

2009: Roland Ramsahai. Causal inference with instruments and other supplementary variables.

2010: Anjali Mazumder. Planning in Forensic DNA Identification Using Probabilistic Expert Systems.

2011: Klea Panayidou. Estimation of Tree Structure for Variable Selection.

2012: Helene Gehrmann. Graphical Gaussian Models with Symmetries.

2012: Kayvan Sadeghi. Graphical Representation of Independence Structures.

2014: Therese Graversen. Statistical and Computational Methodology for the Analysis of Forensic DNA Mixtures with Artefacts.

2014: Peter G. M. Forbes. Quantifying the Strength
of Evidence in Forensic Fingerprints.

Member
of various governing bodies at the University of Copenhagen, 1972-1981.

Member of the board of the Danish Society of
Theoretical
Statistics, 1975-1979.

Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science,
Aalborg University, 1983-1986.

Chairman, Research Committee of the Institute for
Electronic
Systems, Aalborg University, 1984-1986.

Member of Divisional Board for Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences,
University of Oxford, 2006-

Curator of University Libraries, University of Oxford, 2006-2008.

Head
of Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, 2009-2012.

Dansk Matematisk
Forening.

Dansk Selskab for Teoretisk Statistik.

Royal
Statistical Society.

London Mathematical Society.

The Bernoulli Society of Mathematical Statistics
and
Probability.

European Mathematical Society.

Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

American Mathematical Society.

International Society for Bayesian Analysis.

Elected member of International Statistical Institute, 1984.

Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics,
1984.

The 1989 award of the American Statistical
Association
for ``Outstanding Statistical Application''.

Member of Academia Europaea,
1991.

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society,
1992.

``Teacher of the Year'' in the Mathematical, Physical, and Computing
Sciences
at Aalborg University, 1993.

The Guy Medal in Silver, Royal Statistical Society,
1996.

Fellowship at the Center
for
Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford,
1996/97.

Fellowships at the Institution of San Cataldo,
Italy, 1993 and 1998.

Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, 1999.

ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2002

The DeGroot Prize 2002.

Elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 2008.

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Oxford
2008.

Doctor scientarum
honoris causa.
Aalborg
University, 2008.

Fellow of the Royal Society 2011

Humboldt Research Prize 2016

Honorary Member of Danish Society of Theoretical Statistics 2018

Special Invited Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics 1988

Special Invited Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics 2001

Laplace Lecturer, Bernoulli Society 2004

St Flour Lecturer, 2006

Bahadur Lecturer, University of Chicago 2009.

Wald Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics 2012

BMS Colloquium Speaker, Berlin Mathematical School 2017

Corcoran Memorial Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, 2017

Foundational Lecture, International Society of Bayesian Analysis World Meeting, Montreal 2022

Co-founder (and share-holder) of HUGIN Expert Ltd. Member of its Board of Directors 2002-2024; Chairman of the Board of Directors 2003-2024.

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modified: 5 January 2024