Reza D. Noubary recieved his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics from Tehran University, Iran, a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in statistics from Manchester University, England. He has more than 40 years of experience working in 10 universities in 6 different countries. His research interests include time series analysis, geostatistics, reliability, risk analysis, and applications of mathematics in sports. He is Alexander von Humboldt fellow and a member of ASA, RSS, AMS, and MAA. He has published more than 100 papers in several different disciplines and four books, of which many are in the area of earthquake modeling and risk analysis. His outside interests include soccer, raquetball, and tennis.