Rector, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Juan Romo (Madrid, 1959). He obtained a degree in Mathematical Sciences in 1982 at Universidad Complutense de Madrid with Honors finished his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Texas A&M University in 1987. He completed a postdoctoral stay at the City University of New York in 1989. He obtained the position of Associated Professor in the Statistics Department of Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1988 and was an Associated Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he is Professor of Statistics and Operations Research since 1996. In that University he has been Vice-Rector of Graduate Studies, and for Faculty and Departments.
He is Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since March 2015. He was elected President of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) in September 2015 and has been re-elected in October 2017. This network consists of the eighteen best European universities created in the last fifty years.
His research work focuses mainly on the analysis of complex information, which includes big data and very high-dimensional observations. The methodology created is applied in genetics (microarrays and SNP’s), financial data, functional observations or image analysis. He has also developed research in other areas such as resampling techniques or time series. He has published research papers in journals of international scope, including several of high impact in his discipline