Peter Guttorp, Professor Emeritus of Statistics, Professor at the Norwegian Computing Center, Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Simon Fraser University. He obtained a degree in journalism from the Stockholm School of Journalism in 1969, a B.S. in mathematics, mathematical statistics, and musicology from Lund University, Sweden, in 1974, a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980, and a Tech.D. h.c. from Lund University in 2009. He joined the University of Washington faculty in September 1980 and retired in June 2015.
Dr. Guttorp's research interests include uses of stochastic models in scientific applications in hydrology, atmospheric science, geophysics, environmental science, and hematology. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, for which he is a Vice President 2017-2021. During 2004-2005 he was the Environmental Research Professor of the Swedish Institute of Graduate Engineers, and in 2014 he was a Chalmers Jubilee Professor.
Introductory Overview Lecture on Statistics and Climate at Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego, 2012.
The heat is on! Inaugural CANSSI Distinguished Visitor Lecture, UBC Okanagan, 2016.
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