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.
Congratulations to PhD students Renjie Chen, Henry Linder, and Patrick Toman for receiving student travel awards to attend the Quality and Productivity Research Conference 2019 (QPRC). All three will present research posters at the conference.
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!
Former student Karthik Bharath, Ph.D. (2012) has been promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. Congratulations, Dr. Bharath!
Former student Feng Guo (Ph.D 2007) was just recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor at Virginia Tech. Congratulations, Dr. Guo!
Professor Nalini Ravishanker is the recipient of the 2018/2019 Thomas E. Recchio Faculty Coordinator Award for Academic Leadership awarded by the UConn Early College Experience Program.
Yishu Xue received one of the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2019 ENAR Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
The award recognizes her paper entitled “An Online Updating Approach for Testing the Proportional Hazards Assumption with Streams of Big Survival Data”, co-authored with Profs. HaiYing Wang, Jun Yan, and Elizabeth Schifano.