Raquel Prado

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Raquel Prado (born 1970) is a Venezuelan Bayesian statistician. She is a professor of statistics in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering of the University of California, Santa Cruz,[1] and has been elected president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the 2019 term.[2]


Prado specializes in Bayesian inference for time series data.[1] With Mike West, she is the author of the book Time Series: Modeling, Computation, and Inference (Texts in Statistical Science, CRC Press, 2010).[3]

Education and career[edit]

Prado was born on April 24, 1970 in Caracas, and graduated from Simón Bolívar University in 1993.[4] She completed her Ph.D. in statistics at Duke University in 1998. Her dissertation, Latent Structure in Non-Stationary Time Series, was supervised by Mike West.[4][5]

After completing her Ph.D. she returned to Simón Bolívar University as a faculty member before moving to Santa Cruz.[6]


In 1999, Prado and her co-authors Andrew Krystal and Mike West won the Outstanding Statistical Application Award of the American Statistical Association for their work on statistical analysis of electroencephalography data.[7] In 2013, Prado became a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Raquel Prado", People, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, retrieved 2018-10-27
  2. ^ Duke StatSci alums and faculty elected to ISBA leadership positions, Duke University Statistical Science, January 2, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-27
  3. ^ Reviews of Time Series: Modeling, Computation, and Inference:
    • Seaver, William (August 2011), Technometrics, 53 (3): 328, JSTOR 23210418
    • Robert, Christian P. (August 2011), International Statistical Review, 79 (2): 277–279, JSTOR 41305030
    • Bakouch, Hassan S. (April 2012), Journal of Applied Statistics, 39 (4): 923–923, doi:10.1080/02664763.2012.657378
    • Harvill, Jane L. (June 2012), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107 (498): 851–853, JSTOR 23239624
    • Shanmugam, Ramalingam (July 2013), Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 85 (7): 1495–1495, doi:10.1080/00949655.2013.814268
  4. ^ a b Raquel Prado, Duke University Statistical Science, retrieved 2018-10-27. See also Prado's dissertation, via Duke University Statistical Science.
  5. ^ Raquel Prado at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ Sansó, Bruno, Bayesians in Venezuela, retrieved 2018-10-27
  7. ^ Ganley, Susan (August 25, 1999), "American Statistical Association Honors 15 at Annual Meeting", The Chronicle of Higher Education
  8. ^ "Many Honored at Presidential Address, Awards Ceremony" (PDF), AMSTATNews, 436: 20–23, October 2013

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