Madigan was appointed Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in September 2013. He joined Columbia’s faculty in 2007 as a professor of statistics, and became the department's chair the following year.
Born in Athlone, Ireland, Madigan received his bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences and a Ph.D. in statistics from Trinity College, Dublin. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to Columbia Madigan was dean of physical and mathematical sciences at Rutgers University.
At Columbia, Madigan serves on the executive committee of the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, which was created last year in partnership with New York City. He also chairs the Provost’s Faculty Committee on Online Learning and the Shared Research Computing Policy Advisory Committee and has helped lead Columbia’s effort to offer online versions of the M.A. in statistics and the M.S. in actuarial science.