David Banks is the director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute and a professor in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. Previously, he held positions at the University of Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Food and Drug Administration. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He is a past editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and a founding editor of Statistics and Public Policy. His research areas include adversarial risk analysis, dynamic text networks, human right data analysis, and some topics in machine learning.