ASA celebrates Vannucci on Women in Statistics list

Amstat News honors 15 for Women's History Month.

Marina Vannucci

Marina Vannucci, the Noah Harding Professor in the Department of Statistics at Rice University, was named in the "Celebrating Women in Statistics 2021" list in the March issue of Amstat News.

Amstat News, which is the membership magazine of the American Statistical Association (ASA), published the list in honor of Women's History Month to celebrate 15 ASA women who work in statistics and data science.

"These accomplished women were chosen because they mentor and influenced other women in their field," the article said.

The article includes the honorees' biographies about their career, research and interests.

"Vannucci considers advising an important part of the profession," it said about Vannucci, who recently co-authored an article on Bayesian statistics. "She finds it fascinating when a diligent student grows into a fully independent researcher. She believes success in academia requires a combination of talent, skill, and determination and there is a strong individual component that can only come from within oneself."

In April 2020, the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice recognized Vannucci with the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Adviser Award.

Additionally, the article mentions Vannucci's dedication to research and service.

"In past years, Vannucci has particularly enjoyed leading small interdisciplinary teams of students and young researchers," it said. "She finds this a particularly effective form of training."