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


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

Main awards and distinctions

Elected Member, International Statistical Institute, 1992

Fellow, American Statistical Association, 1996
Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1997
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2015
Fellow, Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy, 2020
Fellow, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, 2023

1st recipient, CRM-SSC Mid-Career Prize, 1999
26th Gold Medalist, Statistical Society of Canada, 2011
Recipient, Humboldt Forschungspreis, 2019
9th Recipient, John L. Synge Award, 2020
30th Recipient, CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, 2023

Publication record

354 publications, including 189 peer-reviewed research articles
Google Scholar profile

Training of highly qualified personnel

Completed: 57 MSc, 9 PhD, 14 postdocs
Current: 2 MSc, 2 PhD, 1 postdoc

Seminars and talks

353 talks and public lectures in 20 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
Interim Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2022-23

Editor-in-Chief, The Canadian Journal of Statistics, 1998-2000
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 2015-19

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

Full CV available on demand