Alexandra M. Schmidt

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Alexandra M. (Alex) Schmidt is a Brazilian biostatistician and epidemiologist who works as an associate professor of biostatistics at McGill University in Canada.[1] She is known for her research on spatiotemporal and multivariate statistics and their applications in environmental statistics.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Schmidt earned bachelor's and master's degrees in statistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994 and 1996 respectively.[1] She completed her Ph.D. in statistics in 2001 at the University of Sheffield. Her dissertation, Bayesian Spatial Interpolation of Pollution Monitoring Stations, was supervised by Tony O'Hagan.[1][3]

She was a faculty member at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro[4] before moving to McGill in 2016.[1]


Schmidt became an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute in 2010.[1][5] She was president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the 2015 term.[4]

In 2017 the Section on Statistics and the Environment of the American Statistical Association gave Schmidt their Distinguished Achievement Medal "for fundamental contributions to the development of spatio-temporal process theory, most notably to the theory of multivariate processes through coregionalization as well as the modelling of spatial covariance matrices; for related applications to the environmental and ecological science, and for service to the profession."[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Alexandra M. Schmidt, McGill University, retrieved 2018-10-27
  2. ^ a b "News from McGill University", Liaison Newsletter, Statistical Society of Canada, vol. 31 no. 4, September 2017
  3. ^ Alexandra M. Schmidt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ a b Past officers, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, retrieved 2018-10-27
  5. ^ Individual members, International Statistical Institute, retrieved 2018-10-27

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