About the Authors

image Dr. Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn is professor at the University of Girona, Department of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. She studied Mathematics at the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, and obtained her PhD (doctor rerum naturam) from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Before going to Girona, she was professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. Her main research topic since 1982 has been the statistical analysis of compositional data. The results obtained over the years have been published in multiple articles, proceedings, and books. Together with A. Buccianti she has acted as editor of a book in honor of J. Aitchison in 2011 published by Wiley, who will also publish in 2015 a textbook on modeling and analysis of compositional data, co-authored with J. J. Egozcue and R. Tolosana-Delgado. She was the leader of a research group on this topic involving professors from different Spanish universities. The group organizes every two years a workshop on compositional data analysis, known as CoDaWork, and their research has received regularly financial support from the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science and from the University Department of the Catalan Government. Prof. Dr. Pawlowsky-Glahn has been vice-chancellor at UPC from 1990 to 1994, head of the Department of Computer Science ...

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