Christian Genest, PhD, FRSC
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University
805, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3A 0B9

EMAIL: cgenest at math dot mcgill dot ca


BSpSc (1977) U. du Québec à Chicoutimi
MSc (1978) U. de Montréal
PhD (1983) U. of British Columbia

Research interests

Primary: Multivariate analysis, nonparametric statistics, extreme-value theory
Secondary: Applications in actuarial science, finance, and hydrology
Tertiary: History of statistics, scientometry

Main current responsibilities

Holder, Canada Research Chair in Stochastic Dependence Modeling
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Multivariate Analysis (2015- )

Associate Editor, Chilean Journal of Statistics (2019- )
Associate Editor, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (2018- )
Associate Editor, International Statistical Review (2014- )
Associate Editor, Mathematical Reports of the Academy of Science (2016- )

Main awards and distinctions

First recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize (1999)
Gold Medal for Research from the Statistical Society of Canada (2011)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2015)

Publication record

262 publications, including 140 peer-reviewed research articles
Google Scholar profile for Christian Genest

Training of highly qualified personnel

Completed: 47 MSc, 8 PhD, 11 postdocs
Current: 3 MSc, 1 PhD, 1 postdoc

Seminars and talks

320 talks and public lectures in 19 countries worldwide

Selected past responsibilities

President, Statistical Society of Canada, 2007-08
President, Association des statisticiennes et statisticiens du Québec, 2005-08

Director, Institut des sciences mathématiques du Québec, 2012-15
Editor-in-Chief, The Canadian Journal of Statistics, 1998-2000

Coordinator, CRM Thematic Program on Risk in Complex Systems, August-December 2017