The 2021 International Prize in Statistics, has been awarded to our colleague Nan Laird, Professor of Biostatistics (Emerita) at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health for her work on powerful methods that have made possible the analysis of complex longitudinal studies.
The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the 2020 Dempster Prize will be awarded to Lu Zhang for her “Floodgate: inference for model-free variable importance.”
Previous winners of the Dempster Prize are: Wenshuo Wang in 2019; Robin Gong in 2018; Espen Bernton & Xinran Lin in 2017; Anqi Zhao & David Jones in 2016; Panagiotis Toulis in 2015; Peng Ding in 2014; Bo Jiang in 2013; and Alexander Blocker in 2012. The Dempster Prize is named in honor of Professor Arthur P. Dempster....
Congratulations to Professor Xihong Lin, who is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics and Professor of Biostatistics in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has been awarded the 2021 Mosteller Statistician of the Year award from the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. The award is in recognition of her pioneering work on statistical methods for the analysis of massive genomic, epidemiological, and health data, and of her leadership and major contributions to the statistics community locally, nationally, and internationally.
We are delighted to relay that Pierre Jacob, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, has been awarded the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Bronze for this research. The citation is below. The first Guy medal was awarded in 1892 (to Charles Booth), the first Guy Medal in Bronze in 1936 (to W. G Cochran).