Oct 2, 2015

ASA name 62 new Fellows

The American Statistical Association (ASA) named 62 of its members as Fellows this year. Among them are 18 IMS members.

The IMS members who are new ASA Fellows are: John Aston, University of Cambridge, UK; Peter M. Bentler, University of California, Los Angeles; Vanja Dukic, University of Colorado at Boulder; Duncan K.H. Fong, The Pennsylvania State University; Ofer Harel, University of Connecticut, Storrs; David R. Hunter, The Pennsylvania State University; Yoonkyung Lee, The Ohio State University; Daniel John Nordman, Iowa State University; Art B. Owen, Stanford University; Fernando Quintana, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Richard J. Samworth, University of Cambridge, UK; Victor Solo, University of New South Wales, Australia; Catherine A. Sugar, University of California at Los Angeles; Fengzhu Sun, University of Southern California; Ying Wei, Columbia University; Hadley Wickham, RStudio, Houston, TX; Keying Ye, The University of Texas at San Antonio; and Grace Y. Yi, University of Waterloo, Canada

Honorees are recognized for their outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science. The 62 new fellows hail from 24 US states, the District of Columbia and six other countries. They were presented with certificates at a ceremony at JSM in Seattle.

“I commend each new ASA fellow for being recognized with this prestigious honor,” said the ASA President, David R. Morganstein. “Each newly designated fellow has distinguished him or herself through the advancement of statistical theory, methodology and applications as well as service to the ASA and now rightfully is recognized as a preeminent contributor to the field of statistical science. They truly are among the foremost members of our field.”

The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. To be honored, nominees must have an established reputation in the profession and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science.

You can read the complete announcement at https://www.amstat.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2015-ASANames62NewFellows.pdf

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