ISBA Committees 

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee drafts and reviews proposed Bylaws for ISBA and its Sections, or may advise on interpretation of bylaws where needed.  Committee Members are appointed by the President with board approval for 5 year terms  with terms running through June 30th of the given year.

Member Term Ends
Merlise Clyde (chair) 2019
Alicia Carriquiry 2020
Scott Sisson 2021
Herbie Lee 2022
Abel Rodriguez 2023



Finance Committee

The ISBA Finance Committee is chaired by the ISBA past-President and consists of the ISBA treasurer and five appointed members with staggered terms.

Member Term Ends
Kerrie Mengersen (chair) ISBA past-president
Bobby Grammy ISBA treasurer
Refik Soyer 2018
Maria De Yoreo 2019
Christopher Drovandi 2020
Dan Kowal 2021
Veronika Rockova 2022
Nominating Committee


The ISBA Nominating Committee is chaired by the ISBA past-President and proposes the slate of candidates to stand for election.


Member Term Ends
Kerrie Mengersen (Chair) 2018
Candace Berrett 2018
Dimitris Fouskakis 2018
Fan Li 2018
Fabrizio Ruggeri 2018
Alex Schmidt 2018
Scott Sisson 2018


ISBA Fellows Committee


The ISBA Fellows Committee is composed of eight past Fellows and elects new ISBA Fellows on a bi-annual basis.


Member Term
Judith Rousseau (chair) 2015 – 2018
Christian Robert 2015 – 2018
Ed George 2015 – 2018
Kerrie Mengersen 2015 – 2018
Merlise Clyde 2017 – 2020
Wes Johnson 2017 – 2020
Peter Mueller 2017 – 2020
Marina Vannucci 2017 – 2020
Committee on Named Lectures

The Committee on Named Lectures is comprised of the members of the ISBA Program Council and the Editor in Chief of Bayesian Analysis, along with three appointees.

Member Term Ends
James Scott  2018-2020
Fernando Quintana  2018-2020
Sylvia Fruhwirth-Schnatter  2018-2020


ISBA Prize Committee


The ISBA Prize Committee coordinates awards committees for the various ISBA prizes.


Member Term Ends (January)
Hedibert Lopes 2018
Bertrand Clarke 2018
Xinyi Xu 2019
David Rossell 2019
David Nott 2020
Joyee Ghosh (Chair) 2020
Rob Weiss 2021
Maria de Iorio 2021
DeGroot Prize Committee
Member Term
Sudipto Banerjee (chair) 2017
Judith Rousseau 2015
Maria de Iorio 2015
Michael Smith 2015
Lindley Prize Committee
Member Term
Lurdes Inoue (chair) 2016
Adrian Dobra 2016
Dani Gameraman 2016
Marianna Pensky 2016
Marc Suchard 2016
Mitchell Prize Committee
Member Term
Jaeyong Lee (chair) 2017
Alexandre Thiery 2017
Michael Gutmann 2017
Ming-Hui Chen 2017
Jonathan Stroud 2017
Yasuhiro Omari 2017
Savage Award Committee
Member Term
Michael Lavine (Chair) 2017
Bani Mallick 2017
Catherine Forbes 2017
Mike Daniels 2017
Geoff Nichols 2017
Alejandro Jara 2017
Juni Zhang 2017
Fumiyasu Komaki 2017
Luca Tardella 2017
Scott Holan 2017
Helga Wagner 2017
Cathy Chen 2017
Hedibert Lopes 2017
Feng Liang 2017
Zellner Medal Committee
Member Term
Fabrizio Ruggeri (chair) 2018-2019
Merlise Clyde 2018-2019
Alex Schmidt 2018-2019