Dr. Carl Morris is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. In the early 70s, Professor Morris (and his collaborator Brad Efron), did pioneering work in the theory and applications of empirical Bayes estimation, which is now widely used in small area estimation. Professor Morris has served on the U.S. National Research Council panels that addressed the needs for hierarchical models, the Panel for Estimating Population and Incomes of Small Areas, and the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics on Combining Information. Professor Morris served as Editors of two top notch journals in statistics – Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistical Science. Professor Morris is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.