Biography: Emmanuel Yashchin is a member of the Data Analytics Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He joined IBM in 1983. He received a Diploma in Applied Mathematics from Vilnius State University in 1974, a M.Sc. in Operations Research and the D.Sc. in Statistics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1977 and 1981, respectively. In 1982 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Iowa State University. From 1996 to 2002 he served as the Manager of Statistics Group in IBM Research. His research interests include Change Point Models, Quality Control, Statistical Process Control, Reliability, Spatial Statistics, Risk Analysis, Extreme Value Theory and Operations Research. He is a co-editor of the journal "Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry", Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Senior Member of the American Society for Quality.