Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a professor of applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is an economist with research interests in international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. He is one of two founding members of the Billion Prices Project and will talk at ICES VI about the challenge of developing alternative measures for economic statistics.
Meng, founding editor of the Harvard Data Science Review, is the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor and former chair of statistics at Harvard and former dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). He is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passion in pedagogy, and his vision and effectiveness in administration, as well as for his engaging style as a speaker and writer. Meng’s interests range from the theoretical foundations of statistical inferences to statistical methods and computation to applications in natural, social, and medical sciences and engineering. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 120 publications, and delivered more than 400 research presentations and public speeches. He is also the author of “The XL-Files,” a column in the IMS Bulletin.