François Bellavance is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal. He is a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT), the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO), and the Québec Road Safety Research Network (RRSR), as well as an affiliate member of the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD). He received his statistical training at the Université de Montréal, where he completed his PhD in 1994. During his studies, he worked as a consultant at the Montréal Clinical Research Institute (1985-89) and was Director of the Statistical Consulting Service at Simon Fraser University from 1990 to 1993. In 1994, he was hired as a biostatistician by the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies at St. Mary’s Hospital Center in Montréal and was concurrently part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University. In 1998, he joined HEC Montréal and the Transportation Safety Lab at CIRRELT, where he became involved in many road safety research projects. He contributed to the creation in 2010 of the Québec Road Safety Research Network for which he served as President until 2015. He chaired the Biostatistics Section (2000-01) and the Business and Industrial Statistics Section (2016-17) of the Statistical Society of Canada in addition to serving as Québec Representative for six years on the Board of Directors (1998-2000, 2005-09).