Dr. Xuelei (Sherry) Ni has a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from Georgia Tech. She is currently an Associate Professor of Statistics at Kennesaw State University, where she has been teaching since 2006. She serves as the program coordinator for the Applied Statistics and Data Analysis Minor at KSU. Her articles have appeared in the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference and Statistica Sinica, among others. She is the also the author of several book chapters on modeling and forecasting.