He is Full Professor of Statistics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). He is the chair of a big school in Nonparametric Inference in Galicia (Spain). Starting alone in this field in his University in the year 1980, since them he was the advisor of 31 students in 35 years (1982-2017). Many of them are now good researchers and leaders in the field of nonparametric curve estimation with applications in different topics as Environmental Sciences, Finance and Health. He was co-author of many papers with different spanish or international researchers (about 180 papers in refereed journals, 13 book chapters, and guest editor of special thematic issues in the journals, Environmetrics (2011), CSDA (2007).
He was coordinator of important networks in Mathematics (such as Consulting and Computing in Mathematics (2006-10); Cochair of the Ercim WG on Computing & Statistics in statistics for functional data; Main researcher of the scientific group in Statistics at the USC; Partner of the IAP network in Europe: Statistical Analysis of Association and Dependence in Complex Data (2007-11) and Developing crucial Statistical methods for Understanding major complex Dynamic Systems in natural, biomedical and social sciences (2012-17). In the last years, he was editor (Test (1996-01)) and AE in different international journals (Test (1992-96, 2002-); Estadística Española (1990-94); La Gaceta de la RSME (1998-2001); Computational Statistics (2001-2012); Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes (2003-); Annals of Institute Mathematical Statistics (2006-); Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics (2013-) and REVSTAT (2014 -)). He was the organizer of many workshops or international conferences (International Seminar on Functional Estimation (1993), International Seminar on Bootstrap (1993), International Seminar in Nonparametric Inference (2000), ISI international conference on Environmental Statistics and Health (2003), International Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Modelling V (2010) (All of them in Santiago de Compostela). Organizer of the Invited session IPM 08: Recent Advances in Spatial Statistics with Environmental Applications, (ISI; Lisbon, 2007); invited session IPM4: Semi and Non-Parametric Statistics (ISI; Durban, South Africa, 2009); invited paper session IV On Goodness of fit in the EMS conference (Toulouse, 2009).
Member organizer of the II International Workshop on Functional and Operatorial Statistics in Santander, 2011, III Int. Workshop on Functional and Operatorial Statistics in Stresa (Italy), 2014 and the II Int. Society for Nonparametric Statistics in Cádiz, 2014. He also was scientific member in other international conferences. Research Interests: Curve estimation; Time series; Neural Networks; Bootstrap; Spatial data analysis; Survival data analysis; Finite populations; Small areas; Biostatistics; Financial Econometrics, Environmental and Industrial Applications, Functional data, Goodness-of-fit tests for regression models. Professional Membership: Fellow of IMS, Bernoulli Society (member of the EU Regional Committee 1998-02), ISI, Spanish and Galician Statistical Societies. Member of the National Agency of the evaluation of the research in Mathematics 2003-05. Chair of the department of Statistics and O.R. 2003-08. Main researcher with different projects with the industry in the last 25 years. More than 35 contracts with the Industry.