Prof. Julian Ibezimako Mbegbu (PhD, Applied Statistics) is a Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Benin, Benin City. His research areas focus on Regression Analysis, Statistical Inferences, Experimental Design and Mathematical Statistics. He has published over fifty (50) journal articles and, has successfully supervised seven (7) PhD and many MSc works. He is an author for University Press Plc. Ibadan, and has at various times been external examiner for the BSc. and PhD degrees in Statistics of some universities. He is a committed Scholar who coordinates the postgraduate programmes in his Department, and has served in many committees of his university at various times.
The Nigerian Statistical Association was founded in 1976 as a non-profit making professional body of Statisticians, Economists.