Richard L. Smith is Mark L. Reed III Distinguished Professor of Statistics
and Professor of Biostatistics in the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill. He is also Director of the
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Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute**,
a Mathematical Sciences Institute supported by the
National Science Foundation.
He obtained his PhD from Cornell University and previously
held academic positions at Imperial College (London), the University of
Surrey (Guildford, England) and Cambridge University.
His main research interest is environmental statistics and associated
areas of methodological research such as spatial statistics, time series
analysis and extreme value theory. He is particularly interested in
statistical aspects of climate change research, and in air pollution
including its health effects. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association
and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, an Elected Member
of the International Statistical Institute, and has won the Guy
Medal in Silver of the Royal Statistical Society, and the
Distinguished Achievement Medal of the Section on Statistics and
the Environment, American Statistical Association. In 2004 he
was the J. Stuart Hunter Lecturer of The International Environmetrics
Society (TIES). He is also a
Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society.

Young, S.S., Lopiano, K. and Smith, R.L. (2017),
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Air quality and acute deaths in California, 2000-2012.
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To appear in
* Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology *.

Katzfuss, M., Hammerling, D. and Smith, R.L. (2017),
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A Bayesian hierarchical model for climate change detection and attribution.
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Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1-9, doi:10.1002/2017GL073688

Erhardt, R.J., Band, L.E., Smith, R.L. and Lopes, B.J. (2015), Statistical downscaling of precipitation on a spatially dependent network using a regional climate model. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Volume 29, Number 7, pp 1835-1849, DOI 10.1007/s00477-014-0988-y.

Hammerling, D., Cefalu, M., Cisewski, J., Dominici, F., Parmigiani, G., Paulson, C. and Smith, R.L. (2014),
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Completing the Results of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
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* PLoS ONE * ** 9**(4): e93800.

Craigmile, P.F., Guttorp, P., Lund, R., Smith, R.L., Thorne, P.W. and Arndt, D. (2014),
Warm streaks in the U.S. temperature record: What are the chances?
*Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. *
Published online : 19 MAY 2014, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021446

Erhardt, R.J. and Smith, R.L. (2014),
Weather derivative risk measures for extreme events.
* North American Actuarial Journal*, DOI: 10.1080/10920277.2014.910472

Smith, R.L., Powers, S. and Cisewski, J. (2014),
Qualifying times for the Boston marathon.
Chance 27 (3), 25-33.