Bio: Sara van de Geer is since 2005 full professor at the ETH Zürich. Her main areas of research are empirical process theory, statistical learning theory, and nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics. She is past-president of the Bernoulli Society. She is an associate editor of the journals Electronic Journal of Statistics, Information and Inference, Journal of the European Mathematical Society, Mathematical Statistics and Learning and Statistics Surveys. She is a correspondent of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences, Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau, Member of Leopoldina, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher and Member of Academia Europaea. She was invited speaker at the International Conference of Mathematicians in 2010.