People News for June 2010
Michael Elliott, a professor in the department of biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was recently chosen as this year’s recipient of the Gertrude M. Cox Award.
Since earning his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1999, Elliott has made noteworthy contributions to the fields of survey methods (smoothing survey weights) and biostatistics (causal inference and repeated measures). He will receive the award at the Washington Statistical Society’s (WSS) annual dinner meeting, where he will also give the keynote address, “Probability Sampling in the 21st Century: Obsolescent or Cutting-Edge?” The award consists of a plaque and $1,000 honorarium.
The Gertrude M. Cox Award was established in 2003 through a joint agreement between WSS and RTI International to recognize statisticians in early to mid-career who have made significant contributions to statistical practice. The award is in memory of Gertrude M. Cox (1900–1978), who played a key role in establishing mathematical statistics and biostatistics departments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a statistical division at RTI. She served as president of the ASA in 1957.
C. R. Rao
C. R. Rao was recently named the recipient of the India Science Award, one of the highest honors given by the Indian government to a distinguished scientist. It includes a prize of $56,300, a gold medal, and a plaque.
Rao, who is 90, also received the award in 2006.
The award is given to those who have demonstrated excellence in science and opened a window of opportunity in the field.
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A. K. Md. Ehsanes Saleh
The International Journal of Statistical Sciences (IJSS) recently published a special volume in honor of A. K. Md. Ehsanes Saleh, professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, for his contributions to statistical science.
Saleh is a Fellow of the ASA, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Royal Statistical Society, and Academy of Sciences of Bangladesh. He is an honorary member of the Statistical Society of Canada and a member of the International Statistical Institute.
Saleh has published more than 200 articles and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Statistical Research. He also has served on the editorial boards of a number of international journals and as Eugene Lukacs Distinguished Professor at Bowling Green State University.
Among the many awards and honors Saleh has received are the Ogawa Award; the Q. M. Hosain Gold Medal; two ISSOS gold medals; the Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Gold Medal; Pride of Bangladesh Award; and a citation by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.