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International Astrostatistics Association released list of first award recipients.

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Jogesh Babu is among the first of only 12 fellows of this organization. He is joined by Eric Feigelson, affiliated faculty member of our department.

Jogesh Babu’s citation for the fellowship award reads as follows:
For his service to the International Astrostatistics Association as its initial vice president for statistics; for his long time contributions to the advancement of astrostatistics; for his efforts in co-authoring the founding texts on the subject; and for organizing continuing conferences and workshops on astrostatistics for the past quarter century.

Eric Feigelson’s citation for the fellowship award reads as follows: 

For his tireless many years of commitment to the advance of astrostatistics and for his efforts in having the IAU recognize a new commission on Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics, with him as its first President; for his service to the International Astrostatistics Association as a founding Council member; for initiating the Astrostatistics & Astroinformatics Portal.

A full list of award-winners is available at the IAA website at http://www.brera.mi.astro.it/IAA/IAA.html

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