Ana Fernández Militino is full professor of Statistics at the Public University of Navarre, Spain. The research areas of interest are Spatial, Spatio-temporal and Small Area Estimation, where she has published numerous papers. In 2010 she received the John Griffiths teaching award by the International Association of Mathematical Geology. She coauthored the textbook “Probability and Statistics with R” published in CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. She has also participated in a large number of research projects sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, Agriculture, Navarre Statistical Institute, Basque Country Statistical Institute and other private companies.