Howard Bondell is Professor of Statistics and Data Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University, USA. Professor Bondell received his PhD in Statistics from Rutgers University in 2005. He began his academic career in 2005 in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University, and moved to the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne in 2018. His research interests include variable and model selection, robust estimation, quantile regression, nonparametric smoothing and regression, regularization and Bayesian methods. Professor Bondell was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2017.