Richard A. Berk is a professor in the Department of Statistics and Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously a Distinguished Professor of Statistics at UCLA. Professor Berk is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Academy of Experimental Criminology. His research interests include statistical learning procedures and applied statistics more generally. He has published extensively on program evaluation, criminal justice, environmental issues, and applied statistics. Professor Berk’s two most recent books are Statistical Learning from a Regression Perspective (Springer Series in Statistics, 2008) and Criminal Justice Forecasts of Risk: A Machine Learning Approach (Springer Briefs in Computer Science, 2012).