**Jon Wellner**, Professor, 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.

Wellner's research interests include uses of large sample theory in statistics, theory of empirical processes and probability in Banach spaces, and efficient estimation for semiparametric models. He has served as an associate editor of the Annals of Statistics for nine years, as Program Secretary for the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for three years (1994 - 1997), as an Associate Editor of the International Statistical Review (1996-1997), and as a Co-Editor of the Annals of Statistics (2001-2003).

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

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