Pinheiro awarded 2012 P.K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Dr. P.K. Sen

Dr. P.K. Sen

 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wishes to welcome Dr. Aluisio Pinheiro from the University of Campinas, Brazil to the biostatistics department as the 2012 P. K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professor in Biostatistics. Pinheiro will come to Chapel Hill to conduct research, give lectures and interact with faculty, students, and the university community. 

The professorship seeks to recruit aspiring international scholars in statistical science to UNC – with a preference for those from developing countries. Pinheiro, the first ever recipient of the newly established award, is highly qualified for this appointment and was selected following an international search conducted by the department. 

Pinheiro is currently on the faculty of the Department of Statistics, University of Campinas, Brazil, and he

Dr. Aluisio Pinheiro

Dr. Aluisio Pinheiro

is also that department’s past chair. He obtained his PhD in Statistics from UNC in 1997, MS in Statistics from the University of Campinas, Brazil in 1992, and BS in Statistics from the National School of Statistics, Brazilian Bureau of Statistics in Rio de Janeiro in 1989. He has authored or co-authored 21 refereed publications in scholarly statistics and biology journals in areas including bioinformatics, functional data analysis, nonparametric inference and statistical genetics. 

The department looks forward to benefiting from his intensive interaction with our faculty and students in regards to both methodological and inter-disciplinary research, and expects that he will return to his home country to further expand the reach of work begun here in Chapel Hill. Additionally, the department would like to welcome Dr. Hildete Pinheiro, also from the University of Campinas, as a visiting professor. A 1997 PhD graduate from UNC’s department of biostatistics, she will teach a course in the department on sample survey methods. The Pinheiro family will reside in Chapel Hill during their stay. 

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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Campus Box 7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400 

Pranab Kumar Sen, PhD, a UNC faculty for over four decades, is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Biostatistics and Professor, Department of Statistics and Operations Research. A video interview of Dr. Sen is on the School’s YouTube channel.