Yves Atchade is Professor of Statistics, and founding member of the faculty of Computing and Data Science at Boston University. He is an Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Before joining Boston University, he was Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, and at the University of Ottawa. After undergraduate studies in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, he received a PhD in statistics from the Universite de Montreal in 2003, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in 2003-2004. His research interests revolve broadly around computational methods in statistics and machine learning, with a particular interest in Bayesian methods.