Akim Adekpedjou received his Ph.D. in Statistics from University of South Carolina in 2007. He then joined the faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Statistics with Tenure in summer 2013. Akim’s research interests include survival analysis, recurrent events, reliability theory, complex survey data, multiple hypotheses testing, actuarial science and estimation with data missing randomly or not. Dr. Adekpedjou is in charge of the Actuarial Science program at Missouri S&T. His honors include two campus-wide outstanding teaching awards at Missouri S&T in 2011 and 2012, and was also awarded the outstanding graduate student researcher award in 2006 from the Department of Statistics at University of South Carolina. Akim is Associate Editor of South African Journal of Statistics as of December 2013.