Brief Academic Curriculum Vitæ
Samad Hedayat


Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (M/C 249)
University of Illinois at Chicago
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7045
312-996-4831 (FAX) 312-996-1491


Ph.D. (Statistics) 1969 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York,
M.S. (Biostatistics) 1966Cornell University, Ithaca, New York,
B.S. (Bioengineering)1962(Honor), University of Tehran, Tehran


2003-present UIC Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
1974-2003 Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
1989-90 Visiting Research Scientist, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
1998-1999 Eirk Malmstens Visiting Gӧteborg University, Sweden Research Professor, Statistics
1981-82 Visiting Research Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley
1973 Summer Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University
1972-74 Associate Professor, Statistics, Florida State University
1969-72 Assistant Professor, Statistics, Cornell University
1969 Fall Visiting Assistant Professor, Statistics, Michigan State University

Selected Professional Honors

UIC Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois, Chicago, appointed 2003
Awarded Honorary Doctorate by the Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2002
STINT Swedish Foundation Scholar for international cooperation in research and higher education, 1998-1999
Fellow of The American Statistical Association, elected 1973
Fellow of The Institute of Mathematical Statistics, elected 1975
Member of the International Statistical Institute, elected 1976

Selected Editorships

Annals of Statistics
Associate Editor 1973-1980

Communications in Statistics Series A and B
Editorial Board Member 1975-1993 Associate Editor 1993-2002

Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
Editorial Board Member 1975-1983
Coordinating Editor 1983-1995
Advisory Editor 1995-2000

Journal of American Statistical Association
Associate Editor 1993-1996; 2000-2009

The American Statistician
Associate Editor 2008-2011

Journal of Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Coeditor with Wayne Barrett, Christian Krattenthaler and
Raphael Loewy the special issue on Determinants and the Legacy
of Sir Thomas Muir, Volume 411 (390 pages), December 2005

Discrete Mathematics
Coeditor with R.A. Brualdi,H. Kharaghani, G.B. Khosrovshahi
and S. Shahriari. International Workshop on Combinatorics,
Linear Algebra, and Graph Coloring, Volume 306, Issue 23, December 2006

Contemporary Mathematics
Coeditor with R.A. Brualdi,H. Kharaghani, G.B. Khosrovshahi
and S. Shahriari. Twentieth Anniversary Conference of IPM,
on Combinatorics, Volume 531, 2010

Bulletin of Iranian Mathematical Society
Associate Editor 2003-present

Panel Member

Has served on various NSF and NSA Panels. He is currently serving on Radiological Devices Panel of FDA . Has been member or chaired Data & Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for several medical studies of major pharmaceutical companies.

PhD Dissertations Directed

Forty one PhD dissertations have been directed – Ten of the graduates have been employed by universities, six of the graduates have been employed by the US regulatory agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the remaining twenty five graduates have been employed by American pharmaceutical, Industrial, financial, and digital companies,[ for details see :].



Have authored / coauthored 178 research articles which have been published or submitted for possible publication to peer reviewed journals [See ]

Research Funding

His research activities have been continuously sponsored by one or more grants from NSF, NIH, AFOSR, and contracts from various US industrial and institutional organizations.