Professor Sujit K. Ghosh, NC State University – who received his Ph.D. in 1996 at the University of Connecticut – has being elected President of the International Indian Statistical Association.
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A department alumnus, Professor Sujit K. Ghosh of North Carolina State University, has being selected for the prestigious 2016 Hind Rattan Award given by the NRI Welfare Society of India. Professor Ghosh graduated in 1996.
The Hind Rattan (Hindi phrase translated to English as “Jewel of India”) is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident Indian citizens (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization under the umbrella of the Government of India. The award is granted at the Society’s annual congress, held in conjunction with national Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations. The award ceremony is attended by senior members of the Government of India and of the Supreme Court of India.
The Provost and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs have awarded PhD students Dan Liu, Matthew Linder, Gyuhyeong Goh, Paul McLaughlin and Bo Zhao for excellence in teaching.
PhD students Ved Deshpande and M. Henry Linder have won the Federal Trade Commission’s DetectaRobo analytic challenge, held as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking in June. Ved and Henry used statistical / machine learning techniques to build a model that predicts whether a phone call originated from an automated calling system.
PhD student Chongliang Luo has won the ICSA Student Paper Award. The article, entitled “Canonical Variate Regression”, was coauthored by Chongliang Luo, Jin Liu, Dipak Dey and Kun Chen. Chongliang will present the paper at the 2015 ICSA Applied Statistical Symposium in Colorado.
Gyuhyeong Goh, a PhD student, received a student paper award from the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) to present his paper, “Bayesian Sparse Reduced Rank Multivariate Regression“, at the 2015 JSM in Seattle.
Abhisek Saha, a PhD student has been awarded a Travel Award for the 2015 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS) in Beijing, PRC.
Ms. Elizabeth Anne Tripp, majoring in Mathematics and Statistics, and Mr. Mitesh D. Mistry, majoring in Economics and Statistics, have been invited to become members of the Epsilon of Connecticut Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in recognition of their superlative academic achievements.
Professor Jun Yan received the 2015 Research Excellence Program (REP) award from the Office of Vice President for Research at UConn. The title of the winning research proposal: “Statistical Methods and Computing for Detection and Attribution of Changes in Climate Extremes”.
Professor Nitis Mukhopadhyay is the winner of the 2015 Don Owen Award for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. The award will be presented at the Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) on Friday, April 10th, 2015.