Zsolt Talata received the M.S. degree with excellent qualification in Electrical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, in 2000. He was a Ph.D. scholar of the Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and received the Ph.D. degree summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2005. His thesis advisor was Imre Csiszár. He held a visiting appointment at Université Paris-Sud, France, in 2005. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Mathematics of the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, between 2005 and 2007. From 2007 to 2015, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics of The University of Kansas. He has been an Associate Professor of Mathematics at The University of Kansas since 2015.

Zsolt Talata's research area is mathematical statistics, overlapping with information theory and probability theory. His research has been supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Mathematical Sciences Division of the U.S. Army Research Office. He has been inducted to Phi Beta Delta, an Honor Society for International Scholars, and has been the representative of Mu Sigma Rho, the National Honorary Society for Statistics, at The University of Kansas. He received the "Thanks For Being a Great Teacher" recognition from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has chaired sessions at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, at the International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems and at the European Meeting of Statisticians of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

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