Award

– Marcos Prates, ’11 PhD was elected President of the Brazilian Statistics Association (ABE) for the 2020-2022 term.

Marcos Oliveira Prates, ’11 PhD and former Visiting Assistant Professor, was elected President of the Brazilian Statistics Association (ABE) for the 2020-2022 term.  Larissa Avila Matos and Celso Romulo Cabral, who were Visiting Research Scholars at UConn in 2015 and 2017, were elected Secretary and treasurer, respectively.

– Prof. Robert Aseltine (UCHC), Prof. Kun Chen (UConn) and Fei Wang (Cornell) have been awarded an NIH R01 grant.

Kun Chen, Robert Aseltine from UCHC, Fei Wang from Cornell Medicine have just been awarded an NIH grant on developing suicide risk algorithms for diverse clinical settings using data fusion (R01-MH124740). Project title: Developing Suicide Risk Algorithms for Diverse Clinical Settings using Data Fusion. This is a four-year multi-PI grant from 09/2020 to 06/2024. We propose to use data from a large multi-state health information exchange, integrated with hospital data from the State of Connecticut, to develop and test suicide risk algorithms using principles associated with statistical data fusion and transfer learning. We will also team up with local hospitals to develop clinical supporting tools.

UCONN today article can be found at the following links: UCONN today article

– Professor Xiaojing Wang’s Research Excellence Program (REP) proposal has been selected for funding.

We are very pleased to inform you that Professor Wang’s Research Excellence Program (REP) proposal for AY 2019-2020 entitled “The Promise of Bayesian Learning in Mobile Health” has been selected for funding in the amount of $25,000. Her project will make a valuable contribution to her field of inquiry and to the intellectual climate of the University as a whole.

Congratulations!

 

– Professor Dipak Dey has been selected to be a recipient of the 2020 IISA(International Indian Statistical Association) Service Award.

We are very pleased to inform you that Professor Dipak Dey has been selected by the 2020 IISA Awards Committee to be a recipient of the IISA(International Indian Statistical Association) Service Award. Dr. Dey’s selection is a testament to his accomplishments and impactful service to the profession of statistics. The selection committee comprised of senior and respected and statisticians unequivocally recommended Professor Dey for the IISA 2020 Service Award.

The Service Award (SA) recognizes dedicated members of the association including India Chapter members who have rendered exceptional service to the IISA community, and represent ‘models of excellence’ to the IISA members. Exceptional service includes outstanding leadership by creating a purpose for energetic members to be vigorously engaged in innovative IISA activities; demonstrating vision, creativity, and dedication for identifying new members for meritorious engagement.

Congratulations!

– Professor Ming-Hui Chen received 2020 International Chinese Statisticians Association (ICSA) Distinguished Achievement Award.

Professor Ming-Hui Chen received the 2020 International Chinese Statisticians Association (ICSA) Distinguished Achievement Award. For outstanding contributions to research in Bayesian methodology, Bayesian computation, categorical data analysis, meta-analysis, survival data analysis, and analysis of missing data; for innovative interdisciplinary work within industry and medicine, especially in advancing the understanding and the management of prostate cancer and complications from its treatment; and for significant contributions to the development and growth of ICSA and exceptional leadership for the statistical community.

Congratulations!