Alan Agresti is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of Florida. He is author or co-author of more than 100 articles and seven books, including "Categorical Data Analysis" (3rd
ed. 2013), "Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data"(4th ed. 2016), and "Foundations of Linear and Generalized Linear Models" (2015). He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and
of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Agresti has received an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University in the U.K., and the Statistician of the Year award from the Chicago chapter of the American Statistical Association.