A first-year doctoral student in statistics (STAT) at the University of California-Berkeley has been honored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) for the research she conducted while an undergraduate in STAT at Rice University.
Tiffany Tang ’18 has won the 2019 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award for “Integrated Principal Components Analysis,” the paper she wrote while working in the lab of Genevera Allen
, associate professor STAT and founding director of the Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge
The Byar Award is given annually to a new researcher in the ASA’s Biometrics Section who presents an original manuscript at the Joint Statistical Meetings.
In addition, Michael Weylandt, a fourth-year graduate student in STAT, won the 2019 ASA Statistical Learning and Data Science Student Paper Award for “Dynamic Visualization and Fast Computation for Convex Clustering via Algorithmic Regularization,” co-authored by Allen and John Nagorski, a STAT graduate student at Rice.
Yusha Liu, a fifth-year graduate student in STAT, is one of 10 winners chosen in the ASA’s Bayesian Statistical Science Section Student Paper Competition. Her paper is titled “Function-on-Scalar Quantile Regression with Application to Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Data.”
Liu’s co-authors are Meng Li, Noah Harding Assistant Professor of STAT at Rice, and Jeffrey S. Morris, professor of biostatistics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In July, Liu will receive the award during the ASA’s 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver.