Xiaojing Wang has been awarded with the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award with “Advancing Latent Variable Statistical Modeling for the Analysis of Big and Complex Longitudinal Data to Promote Personalized Learning” (September 1 , 2019 – August 31, 2024)
More info about the award can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm
Ph.D. student Prince Allotey received an Honorable Mention for his application for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Ford Foundation Fellowship (2019)
More info can be found here.
Former Ph.D. student, Shariq Mohammed, Research Fellow in Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics has received a scholars award from the Precision Health at University of Michigan.
More information about the award can be found here: https://precisionhealth.umich.edu/news-events/features/announcing-2019-scholars-awards-recipients/
Former Ph.D. student Steven Chiou, Assistant Professor at UT-Dallas has been approved for ISI Elected Membership. ISI Elected membership is open to individuals who are established in their careers and have made significant contributions to the statistical profession.
Guanyu Hu, a Postdoctoral Research Associate, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 ICSA China Conference Junior Researcher Awards. The 2019 ICSA China Conference will be held July 1-July 4, 2019 in Tianjin, China (see http://icsa.nankai.edu.cn/ for more details)
Congratulations to our alumnus Sudipto Banerjee (2000, PhD), Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health for receiving the 2019 George W. Snedecor award, which was established in 1976 and is one of the prestigious COPSS awards based on the high standards of his paper `Hierarchical nearest-neighbor Gaussian process models for large geostatistical datasets’ (by Datta, A., Banerjee, S., Finley, A.O. and Gelfand, A.E.), as well as the impressive extent to which Sudipto has been instrumental in the development of statistical theory in biometry, in particular, his groundbreaking and fundamental work on Bayesian hierarchical modelling and the analysis of large spatial datasets, and his contributions to the mapping of disease incidence in space and time, and the analysis of environmental exposures.
Xiaojing Wang has just received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Professor Wang!
Haim Bar has just received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Professor Bar!
UConn Early College Experience recognized the Department of Statistics’ Professor Nalini Ravishanker with the Thomas E. Recchio Faculty Coordinator Award for Academic Leadership at the Awards Celebration Reception on April 26, 2019. Congratulations, Professor Ravishanker!