– Zhe Sun has received 2020 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award and John Van Ryzin Award

We are delighted to report that Zhe’s manuscript entitled Sparse Log-Contrast Regression with Functional Compositional Predictors: Linking Gut Microbiome Trajectory in Early Postnatal Period to Neurobehavioral Development of Preterm Infants has been selected as the best paper submitted this year(2020) to the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Award Competition! This paper was co-authored by Zhe Sun, Wanli Xu, Xiaomei Cong, Gen Li and Kun Chen. This award for the top paper is called the John Van Ryzin Award, and is awarded to Zhe in addition to the Distinguished Student Paper Award.

This is an unprecedented achievement in the department of Statistics. Congratulations!