Awards & Recipients

Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards

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Faculty & Staff Award Recipients

Recipient Award Year of Award
Sebastien Roch Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellow 2022
Christina Kendzorski Kellet Mid-Career Award 2022
Claudia Solis-Lemus NSF Career Award 2022
Anru Zhang IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award 2022
Chunming Zhang IMS Medallion Award and Lecturer 2024 2022
Guanhua Chen Task 1 Winner of Pediatric COVID-19 Data Challenge 2022
Miaoyan Wang NSF Career Award 2022
Anru Zhang Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021
Anru Zhang Noether Young Scholar 2021
Grace Wahba Honorary Doctorate of Science from Ohio State University TBA
Grace Wahba IMS Grace Wahba Award and Lecture 2021
Zhengjun Zhang IMS Fellow 2021
Cecile Ane H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow 2018

Student Award Recipients

Recipient Award Year of Award Advisor(s)
Donald Conway MinneAnalytics Scholarship 2022
Ayushi Mishra MinneAnalytics Scholarship 2022
Gefei (Sylvia) Song Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award 2022 Qiongshi Lu
MeleEvergreen-Hehemie Pluviose Lime Connect Fellowship Finalist 2022 Carmela Diosona
Zhongxuan Sun Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award 2022 Qiongshi Lu
Wen Ye Undergradaute Scholarship for Summer Study 2022 Song Gao
Wen Ye Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award 2022 Song Gao
Joowon Lee WiSH Student Research Grant Competition Winner 2022 Peter Chien
Chenyue (Karen) Wu Filene Research Institute's Undergraduate Case Competition 2022
Bella Wu Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award 2022 Claudia Solis-Lemus
Chanwoo Lee IMS Hannan Graduate student Travel Award 2022 Miaoyan Wang
Chan Park The Norman Breslow Prize 2022 Hyunseung Kang
Chan Park IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award 2022 Hyunseung Kang
Chan Park IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award 2022 Hyunseung Kang
Steven Moen L&S TA Mentorship Award 2022 Zhengjun Zhang, Yahzen Wang
Steven Moen ASA John J. Bartko Award 2022 Zhengjun Zhang, Yahzen Wang
Chanwoo Lee Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Hannan Travel Award 2022 Miaoyan Wang
Jiaxin Hu Best Stduent Paper Award-Honorable Mention in ASA Statistical Learning and Data Science Section 2022 Miaoyan Wang
Steven Moen John J. Bartko Scholarship 2022 Zhengjun Zhang, Yahzen Wang
Chan Park IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award 2022 Miaoyan Wang
Rungang Han IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award 2022 Anru Zhang
Jiaxin Hu Best Student Paper Award - Honorable Mention 2022 Miaoyan Wang
Sean Kent Student Grants & Awards 2021 Menggang Yu
Wen Ye MinneAnalytics Scholarship 2021
Chan Park ASA Biometrics Student Paper Award 2021 Hyunseung Kang
Jiaxin Hu ASA section of Statistical Computing and Graphics best student paper 2021 Miaoyan Wang
Chanwoo Lee ASA section of Statistical Computing and Graphics best student paper 2021 Miaoyan Wang
Juan Francisco Mandujano Reyes Ce-an Zuo & Chao-ming Wang Scholarship 2021
Michael Mays L&S Continuity of Instruction Award 2021
Rungang Han ASA Section of Learning and Data Science Best Student Paper Award 2021 Anru Zhang
Yuetian Luo ASA Section of Learning and Data Science Best Student Paper Award 2021 Anru Zhang
Shushu Zhang ASA Lingzi Lu Memorial Award 2021 Vivak Patel
Yuchen Zhou IMS Hannan Graduate student Travel Award 2021 Anru Zhang, Yazhen Wang
Steven Moen Outstanding Teaching for a Gateway Course 2021
Sixtus Dakurah Outstanding Teaching for an Undergraduate Course 2021
Linquan Ma Outstanding Teaching for a Graduate Course 2021 Hyunseung Kang
Shushu Zhang ASA Lingzi Lu Memorial Award 2021 Vivak Patel
Liam Johnston IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Student Travel Award 2020 Vivak Patel
Sean Kent Honorable Mention in John Hunter Excellence in Plotting 2020 Menggang Yu
Srikanth Aravamuthan Honorable Mention in John Hunter Excellence in Plotting 2020 Menggang Yu

Department Awards

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Minne Analytics Scholarship

The Department of Statistics is delighted to announce Wen Ye as the winner of a 2021 MinneAnalytics scholarship. Wen is a triple major in Statistics, Data Science (the relatively new degree program sponsored by Statistics) and Computer science. In addition to superlative classroom performance in these areas she has exercised an admirable interest in helping the community by volunteering as a Badger Mentor and focusing her class projects on infrastructure visualization tools. We are all proud of her for showing some of the many ways in which data analytics can benefit our society. Congratulations, Wen! Bio-Wen Ye is a rising junior studying computer science, statistics and data science at UW-Madison. She is dedicated to data-driven decisions and various machine learning techniques applied to geospatial data in particular. She is part of the Geo-DS Lab under the guidance of Professor Dr. Song Gao. Currently, she is working on identifying health provider shortage areas in Wisconsin and create rational service areas. She is also an active participant of the UW Data Science Club (dotdata). In the future, she hopes to go to graduate school in the field of computer science and become a data scientist.

CDIS Ce-an Zuo & Chao-ming Wang Scholarship

The CDIS Ce-an Zuo & Chao-ming Wang Scholarship is a $1,000 award given to an international statistics graduate student every other year. Applications for the award simply require a short statement about how the funds will be used to support the student's success in the department. Applications are announced and due during the spring term. The first award was given in the Spring 2021.

TA Awards

The Statistics department could not accomplish its teaching mission without the contributions of Teaching Assistants (TAs), and values the excellent work of TAs in Statistics courses. Department TA awards recognize teaching excellence in 3 categories: gateway courses (STAT 301, STAT 324, STAT 371) which serve over 3000 non-statistics majors every year; statistics courses that serve undergraduate students (excluding gateway courses); and statistics courses that serve graduate students. The TA committee considers all TAs who taught statistics courses in the Fall and Spring of each academic year. Nominations are not necessary. Teaching excellence is evaluated by both students and instructors. Award winners in one academic year are not eligible for the same award the next academic year. Pending departmental funding, award winners receive up to $500 and honorable mention winners receive up to $250.

• Outstanding Performance as a TA for Gateway Courses
• Outstanding Performance as a TA for Undergraduate Courses
• Outstanding Performance as a TA for Graduate Courses

• Honorable Mention in the category of Outstanding Performance as a TA for Gateway Courses
• Honorable Mention in the category of Outstanding Performance as a TA for Undergraduate Courses
• Honorable Mention in the category of Outstanding Performance as a TA for Graduate Courses