Dr. Alyson Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Principal Investigator for the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include statistical reliability, Bayesian methods, and the application of statistics to problems in defense and national security. She is the coordinator of NCSU's Data-Driven Science faculty cluster and Associate Director of the NCSU Data Science Initiative. Prior to NCSU, Dr. Wilson was a Research Staff member at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (2011-2013), a faculty member in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University (2008-2011), a Scientist in the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1999-2008), and a senior statistician with Cowboy Programming Resources (1995-1999). She is a Fellow of the ASA and the AAAS and a winner of the 2018 ASA Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security Distinguished Achievement Award (2018).