Jürgen Pilz is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Statistics, Alpen Adria University (AAU) of Klagenfurt, Austria. He received his PhD and DSc degrees from TU Mining Academy Freiberg, Germany. From 1994 – 2020 he was Professor and Chair of Applied Statistics at AAU Klagenfurt, Austria, from 2007-2015 and 2018-2019 he served as (Founding) Head of the Dept. of Statistics at AAU Klagenfurt. He held guest professorships at Charles University Prague (Czech Rep.), University of Augsburg (Germany), Purdue University (USA), University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada) and University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand).