Dirk P. Kroese
Dirk P. Kroese is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. He is fascinated by anything that deals with the theory and application of randomness. He has written over 90 publications in a wide range of areas in probability and statistics, including three influential books: The Cross-Entropy Method and Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Second Edition, both with Reuven Rubinstein, and Handbook of Monte Carlo Methods, with Thomas Taimre and Zdravko Botev. Joshua Chan is a Senior Lecturer at the Research School of Economics, Australian National University. His current research focuses on detecting and modeling time-varying structures in macroeconomic data using simulation-based methods. He has published widely in leading international journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.