Daniel Commenges’ career in a nutshell

Daniel Commenges graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bordeaux. After an early career as an engineer, he was recruited as a researcher at Inserm in 1984. Daniel Commenges founded the INSERM team of Biostatistics in 2003. This team was one of the founding teams of the Inserm research center “Epidemiology and Biostatistics” created in 2008 that became “Bordeaux Population Health Research Center” in 2014. Daniel Commenges is the author of more than 200 scientific publications and two books published in 2015. He has been editor of the journal Biometrics and associate editor of several of the best international journals of statistics. Involved in the International Biometric Society (IBS) since 1998, he is currently president of the French Society of Biometrics (SFB). Over the course of his career, Daniel Commenges has supervised or co-supervised 16 PhD students, most of whom are now researchers with academic positions. His research focuses mainly on dynamic models for the analysis of cohort data in epidemiology with multiple aspects: multi-state models, multivariate models, model selection, causality, etc.