Keynote Speakers

IBC Keynote Speakers

A new innovation for the International Biometric Conference (IBC) is the inclusion of keynote speakers.  Four big-named speakers have accepted the Society's invitation to deliver keynote addresses at IBC 2020.  Be sure to check back frequently for updated information on our keynotes and their sessions!


peter2.png Peter Diggle, Distinguished Professor at Lancaster University in the UK, is a world leading expert on the analysis of data that are correlated over time and space. He has worked in a variety of application areas, mostly in the biomedical, clinical and health sciences, though he also has a broad interest in environmental science. 

Peter will be delivering the Presidential Invited Address, kicking off IBC2020, virtual learning series.

Title: Model-based geostatistics for better global health
Date: Monday 6 July 2020
Time: 09:00 UTC / GMT (05:00 AM Eastern USA Time)


david2.png David Donoho, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences Professor of Statistics, has made fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational statistics, as well as to signal processing and harmonic analysis.

Title: A Statistician's Perspective on COVID-19 Testing Scale-up
Date: Monday 13 July 2020
Time: 23:00 UTC / GMT (19:00 Eastern USA Time)
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Dianne Cook
professor at Monash University in Australia, is an internationally acclaimed expert in the visualization of high dimensional data. Trained in mathematical statistics, her passion is the development and application of methodology for interactive exploration and visualisation of multivariate data, and has experimented with technologies such as crowd-sourcing, virtual reality and eye-trackers. She is co-author of numerous R packages including tourr, nullabor, ochRe, naniar, tsibble, suggrants, sugarbag.

Title: The paradox of the positive: exploratory tools for visualising the individuals in (multivariate) longitudinal data
Date: 20 July 2020
Time: 09:00 UTC / GMT (05:00 AM Eastern USA Time)