Faculty Awards

Faculty in the Department of Statistics at Rice University have won awards and recognition from national and international professional societies for their contributions to the field of statistics. They have been recognized for their teaching, mentoring and early in their careers, for their promise as valuable members of the community of statisticians.

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

Fellows of the American Statistical Association

  • Dennis Cox
  • Katherine B. Ensor
  • Marek Kimmel
  • David Scott
  • Marina Vannucci

Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

  • David Scott
  • Marina Vannucci

Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Katherine B. Ensor
  • David Scott
  • Marina Vannucci

Fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis

  • Marina Vannucci

Elected Members of the International Statistical Institute

  • David Scott
  • Marina Vannucci

Elected Members of the Royal Statistical Society

  • David Scott
  • Marina Vannucci

American Statistical Association Founders Award

  • David Scott

American Statistical Association Don Owen Award

  • David Scott

INFORMS Don Gaver, Jr. Early Career Award for Excellence in Operations
Research

  • Philip Ernst, 2020 (inaugural winner)

Institute of Mathematical Statistics Tweedie New Researcher Award

  • Philip Ernst

H.O. Hartley Award

  • Katherine B. Ensor

International Society for Bayesian Analysis Mitchell Prize

  • Marina Vannucci

U.S. Army Wilks Award

  • David Scott

Rice University Awards & Recognitions

2019 Rice Engineering Teaching and Research Award

  • Philip Ernst

2017 Nicolas Salgo Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Philip Ernst

2016 Nancy Moore and J. Thomas Eubank Prize in Computational Statistics

  • John A. Dobelman, 2017
  • David Scott, 2016

2016 Sophia Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching from Phi Beta Kappa

  • Philip Ernst

Rice University Presidential Mentoring Award

  • Katherine B. Ensor, 2020
  • Dennis Cox
  • David Scott

GSA Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award

  • Katherine B. Ensor
  • Philip Ernst
  • Loren Raun

Other Awards & Distinctions

Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award

  • Philip Ernst

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

  • Marina Vannucci

Julia Miles Chance Award

  • Katherine B. Ensor

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

  • Meng Li