Previously to becoming ICREA Research Professor I had been Research Associate at Lancaster and Oxford University, Assistant Professor at Warwick University, and Professor at UPF. I am currently the director of the Masters in Data Science and the Data Science Center at Barcelona GSE. I have extensively published in the top journals in Statistics, have served as Associate Editor for several journals and as of January 2018 as Deputy Editor for Biometrika. I have delivered more than 100 invited talks & seminars, and given courses at ENSAE in Paris, the Berlin Mathematical School, the Department of Mathematics at University of Copenhagen, the Engineering Department at Osaka University, CEMFI. In 2010 I was awarded the Royal Statistical Society's Guy Medal in Bronze, which is arguably the highest distinction in Statistics in Europe.