María del Carmen Pardo was born in Segovia, Spain, in 1969. In 1992 she
graduated in Mathematics in the field of Operational Research at the
Complutense University of Madrid. She continued her postgraduate studies
there where she received the Ph. D. degree in Statistics in 1996. From
1992-1994, she was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at the
Complutense University of Madrid. During years, her research interest was
the use of measures of information theory in statistical inference.
Nowadays, her research line is Biostatistics, in particular survival
analysis, longitudinal data and assessment of diagnostic tests. She is
co-chair of the specialized team Statistical Analysis of Event Times
of ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics. She has been a
visiting scientist for several times at the Institute of Information Theory
and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, McMaster University,
Canada and Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain.
She has been awarded the “Best Graduate Prize” for obtaining the best marks
in the field of Operational Research as well as “Best Ph. D. Prize” to the
best Ph. D. Dissertation in Statistics and Operational Research. Also, she
was elected to participate in the Tenth European Young Statisticians
Meeting and she has been awarded the “Ramiro Melendreras Prize” from the
Spanish Society of Statistical and Operational Research.