Noel Cressie is Director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA), Professor of Statistics, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. Cressie received his Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and an MA and PhD from Princeton University, USA. His past appointments have been at the Flinders University of South Australia, Iowa State University, and the Ohio State University. He has published in the areas of goodness-of-fit, statistical modelling, empirical-Bayesian and Bayesian methods, remote sensing, and spatial and spatio-temporal statistics. Cressie is the recipient of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies’ 2009 R.A. Fisher Award, of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2014 Pitman Medal, of the Royal Statistical Society’s 2016 Barnett Award, and of the Institute for Mathematical Geosciences 2017 Matheron Award and Lectureship. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Spatial Econometrics Association; and he is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.