Professor Jürgen Pilz supervises Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers and teaches courses on statistics and data science. In 1988, he received his DSc from Germany. His major areas of interest include Bayesian Statistics, Spatial Statistics, Design of Experiments, Bayesian Epidemiology, and Bayesian Statistical Learning. Over 180 publications have been published in international journals and conference proceedings by him. Author of 8 books published by renowned publishers such as Wiley, Springer, Elsevier, Chapman & Hall from 2007-2015. Former Head of the Department of Applied Statistics at Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt - Emeritus Professor since October 1, 2020 - elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) - on editorial boards of several international statistics journals.