David Madigan is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. Previously he was Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty at Columbia University. Prior to his position at Columbia, he worked for several technology companies and universities, including AT&T Inc., Rutgers University and the University of Washington. Dr. Madigan’s research interests and publications include topics such as Bayesian statistics, text mining, Monte Carlo methods, pharmacovigilance and probabilistic graphical models. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and Ph.D. in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Madigan is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Statistical Science. Dr. Madigan has testified extensively in litigation related to pharmaceutical produces and medical devices.