About Jon A. Wellner
Professor Wellner earned his B.S. in mathematics at the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Washington. He served on the faculty of the faculty of the University of Rochester from 1975 to 1983, and in 1983 joined the faculty of the University of Washington, where he is professor of statistics and biostatistics. His research interests include uses of large sample theory in statistics.
Professor Wellner is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2010, he was named a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in recognition of his exceptional research in probability and statistics, much of which has been done in collaboration with Dutch colleagues. He also received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship. He was inducted into the College of Science Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2014.