Nov 18, 2012

Members’ News: December 2012

Featuring news items about S. Rao Jammalamadaka, Alan Karr, and Dipak Dey.                         .


Swedish University gives Honorary Doctorate to Jammalamadaka

Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, who is an ISI Member and Fellow of the ASA and IMS, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Forest Sciences, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, in an elaborate ceremony held on October 6, 2012.

The citation reads, in part, “Professor Jammalamadaka is a very well-known statistician with broad research interests which include both theoretical and applied statistics. His contacts with researchers in Sweden and at the Faculty of Forest Sciences over the past 25 years, resulted in significant research with practical impact as well as several PhD theses at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.” The Award came with a Doctoral gold ring, a ceremonial hat, and a Diploma.

Recent recipients of this Honorary Doctoral degree in Forestry include His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad.


Mentorship Award for Dey

Dipak Dey from the University of Connecticut recently won the UConn AAUP Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award. The award recognizes those who encourage and reward outstanding mentoring of graduate students.


Alan Karr receives Johns Hopkins University honor

Alan Karr, director of the US National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), was honored by Johns Hopkins University and given lifetime membership to their Society of Scholars for his dedication over the many years he spent at the university. Pictured with Karr (center) are his former colleagues John Wierman and Daniel Naiman.


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