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 has delivered more than 80 invited talks, and given courses at ENSAE in Paris, the Berlin Mathematical School, the Department of Mathematics at University of Copenhagen, and the Engineering Department at Osaka University. In 2010 I was awarded the Royal Statistical Society's Guy Medal in Bronze, which is arguably the highest distinction in Statistics in Europe.