William obtained a PhD in Statistics in 2015 jointly from the University of Geneva and the University of Sydney. He then worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Dalhousie University as part of a Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute collaborative research team. He was an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, before joining the SDSC in September 2020. His research interests include robust statistics, non-parametric methods, and spatio-temporal modeling. His recent cross-disciplinary collaborations involve applications in marine biology, volcanology, and fisheries science.