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Faculty and Students recognized at 2016 JSM for their outstanding contributions.

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Jim Rosenberger, Jogesh Babu, Francesca Chiaromonte, Murali Haran and Dennis Lin were recognized for their outstanding contributions at this year's JSM conference, along with students Joshua Snoke and Kevin Lee.


Jim Rosenberger
 received the ASA Founders Award.  Its purpose is "to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the association” and it is awarded to just a few of the most active service contributors to the ASA (for more information please read: http://www.amstat.org/awards/foundersaward.cfm).



 

Jorgesh Babu


The ASA Astrostatistics Interest Group and the AAS (American Astronomical Society) Working 
Group on Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics have jointly established an award in Jogesh Babu’s name.  The G. Jogesh Babu Young Researcher Travel Award in Astrostatistics is an annual award that will fund students and postdocs to present at national meetings papers that develop and apply statistical methods to challenging problems in astronomy and cosmology.


 


Our two new Stat Dept. ASA fellows, Murali Haran, (left) and Francesca Chiaromonte, (right) together with the current president of the ASA, Jessica Utts,(center) who is a Penn State alumna (Tom Hettmansperger was her PhD advisor).  The picture was taken at our highly successful reception that was sponsored by the ECoS development office.  


 
Ben Shaby
was one of the recipients of the 2016 ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment Young Investigator award: To read more please visit http://tinyurl.com/hz2phfl  





Francesca Chiaromonte
is named as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society.The awards were presented by ASA President Jessica Utts. 

 


Murali Haran was also named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society. Dr. Haran also received his award from
ASA President Jessica Utts

 

 

 Read the full story at: http://stat.psu.edu/information/news/2016-news/franchesca-chiaromonte-murali-haran-and-wayne-desarbo-honored-as-new-asa-fellows

* Photos curtesy of Debmalya Nandy

 

Dennis Lin accepted the SPES Award at JSM, the award formally "The Statistics in Chemistry Award" renamed in 2015 and given a more inclusive scope.  The award  recognizes Dennis' joint work "Mixture design and analysis of computer experiments for refinery reactor optimization" with the Industrial Statistics Group in Sasol Group Technology.


The new format of the award offers a slightly different focus in even-numbered years than in odd-numbered years.  “In even-numbered years, the award is presented for distinguished work performed during the previous two years by a collaborative team of statisticians and practitioners in an industrial, manufacturing, or research organization”.  This will make Dennis  the first-ever winner in an even year under the new format!  More details about the award  at https://www.amstat.org/awards/spesaward.cfm.

 

 

Both Joshua Snoke and Kevin Lee received Student Paper Awards at JSM this year.  Kevin Lee for his paper titled "Model-Based Clustering for Large Scale Dynamic Networks" and Joshua Snoke for his paper entitled "General and Specific Utility Measures for Synthetic Data".  


 


A Memorial Session was held in honor of Dr. Bruce Lindsay among the attendees were Annie Qu (now at University of Illinois)  a former student of Dr. Lindsay, Kathryn Roeder, Bruce's first student now at Carnegie Mellon also Nancy Reid a collaborator with Dr. Lindsay and of course his daughter Maia and wife Laura Simon. 


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