Awards & Recipients

Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards

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Faculty & Staff Award Recipients

Recipient Award Year of Award
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)
Sean Kent IEEE ICDH 2021 - 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.