Demosthenes Panagiotakos is a Professor in Biostatistics, Medical Research Methodology and Epidemiology at the Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, and a Member of the Scientific Committee on Health and Emerging Risks of the European Commission. Panagiotakos obtained his PhD in Biostatistics & Epidemiology from the University of Athens Medical School, Greece, and performed post-doctoral training at VAMC/Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. His research interests include chronic disease epidemiology, public health, statistical modelling, forecasting, statistical machine learning, and application of multivariate statistical methods to medical sciences. He is currently a Senior Editorial Board member for BMC Medical Research Methodology.
Fang Liu is a Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA. Liu obtained her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Her research interests include data privacy, differential privacy, statistical machine learning, model regularization, Bayesian statistics, analysis of missing data, and application of statistical methods to biological and medical sciences, engineering and social sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and is currently a Senior Editorial Board member for BMC Medical Research Methodology.