The IIF Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ralph Snyder, Associate Professor at Monash University, with the title of IIF Fellow, as a distinguished researcher in the field of forecasting. At the International Symposium on Forecasting in June, Ralph Snyder was made a Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters.

In most years, one or two IIF Fellows are elected, so it is a rare honour. Previous fellows have included the late Robert G Brown, Clive Granger and Arnold Zellner, and the very-much-alive Scott Armstrong, Frank Diebold, Robert Engle, Robert Fildes, David Hendry and Spyros Makridakis.

Ralph Snyder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics at Monash University. He is the originator of the innovations state space approach to exponential smoothing. This began with his 1985 paper in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B entitled “Recursive Estimation of Dynamic Linear Models”. Over the years, he developed the approach leading to his 1997 paper in the Journal of the American Statistical Association entitled “Estimation and Prediction for a Class of Dynamic Nonlinear Statistical Models” published with his two close friends and distinguished IIF fellows Keith Ord and Anne Koehler.

Please join us in congratulating Ralph! Learn more about Ralph and his contributions to the field of forecasting.

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