JMP Speaker

Russell D. Wolfinger

Director of Scientific Discovery and Genomics, Distinguished Research Fellow, JMP


Russ Wolfinger, PhD, is the Director of Scientific Discovery and Genomics at JMP Statistical Software LLC, a SAS company specializing in interactive desktop software for dynamic data visualization and analysis. 

In this role, Russ leads a team in research and development of JMP-based software solutions in the life sciences. He joined SAS in 1989 after earning a PhD in Statistics from North Carolina State University (NCSU). For ten years he devoted his efforts to developing and promoting statistical procedures for mixed models and multiple testing. In 2000 he started the Scientific Discovery department at SAS and JMP.

Russ is co-author of more than 150 publications, 4 books, and is the most cited author at SAS. He is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association, an adjunct faculty member at NCSU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Kaggle Competition Grandmaster.

In his free time Russ enjoys family beach trips, building with wood and stone, golf, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, coaching volleyball, and philosophy.