Rik Lopuhaä studied Mathematics at the faculty of Science at University of Amsterdam, where he received his masters degree in Mathematical Statistics and Probability Theory in 1986. After his studies he participated in the NWO  project Multivariate Statistical Analysis with high Breakdown Point as researcher at Delft University of Technology, where he received his PhD in 1990. Since then, he was assistant professor in Statistics within the Statistics group within the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics at the faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology and was appointed associate professor in Statistics in 1993. During the period June  December 1991 he has been visiting assistant professor at the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
Since January 2012 Rik Lopuhaä is Director of Studies of the bachelor and master programmes in Applied Mathematics
Shape constrained nonparametric methods 

Robust statistics and outlier detection 
Spacetime series 