Stanley Wasserman is Rudy Professor of Statistics, Psychology, and Sociology in the Departments of Statistics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Sociology at Indiana. He has held faculty positions at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Minnesota, and University of Illinois; in addition, at Illinois, he was a part-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, and has had visiting appointments at Columbia University and University of Melbourne. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University in the 1970's.
He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and an honorary fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been an Associate Editor of a variety of statistics and methodological journals, as well as the Book Review Editor of Chance. His research has been supported over the years by NSF, ONR, and NIMH. He is known for his work on statistical models for social networks and for his text, co-authored with Katherine Faust, Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications. His other books have been published by Sage Publications and Cambridge University Press. He teaches courses on applied statistics and sociological and psychological methods. He has been busy here in Bloomington helping to create IU's new Department of Statistics, where he is Chair.
His spouse recently retired as Associate Director of Research Administration at the IU School of Medicine. They have two grown sons in Chicago, and they reside, along with their airedale terrier (Phoebe) and bichon frise (Uncle Louie), in Bloomington and downtown Indianapolis.