|January 27, 2000||Vol. 41 No. 2|
|Editor: Cheryl Bissett||Winter 2000|
Malgorzata Bogdan, of Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland will be visiting until August to do research with Elizabeth Thompson.
Somesh Das Gupta, of the Indian Statistical Institute in India will be visiting through June 2000.
Chia-Chi "Vivian" Wang and Anton H. Westveld III, are students who have transferred into our Statistics Graduate Program this quarter. Chia-Chi is working for CSSCR and Anton is continuing as a TA for Stat 390.
Two Major Announcements:
Dr Jonathan Wakefield, Associate Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics, has been awarded the Guy Medal in Bronze for 2000 by the Royal Statistical Society. The Guy Medals are the most prestigious awards made by the Society and are named for the eminent 19th century statistician, William Guy FRS. They are intended to encourage the cultivation of statistics in their scientific aspects. For the Bronze Medal, which is awarded annually, preference is given to researchers under the age of 35. The citation for Dr Wakefield refers in particular to his published research on the development of statistical methods, with applications to spatial epidemiology and to population pharmacokinetic modeling. It mentions the following three papers:
"Bayesian analysis of linear and non-linear population models using the Gibbs sampler", Applied Statistics 43 (1994), 201-221, with A.F.M. Smith, A. Racine-Poon and A.E. Gelfand);
"Gibbs sampling for nonconjugate and hierarchical models using auxiliary variables", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B 61 (1998), 331-344, with P. Damien and S.G. Walker;
"Accounting for inaccuracies in population counts and case registration in cancer mapping studies", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A 162 (1999), 363-382, with N.G. Best.
Thomas Richardson has been promoted to Associate Professor of Statistics with tenure.
Congratulations to Jon and Thomas for their outstanding achievements!
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