Congratulations to our graduates!

May 22, 2024

The Department of Statistics and Data Science celebrated graduation on Monday, May 20th. Awards were presented!

Graduate awards:

Francis J. Anscombe Award for Academic Excellence

Yutong Nie

Leonard J. Savage Writing Prize for Best Written Work

Tianhao Wang

Title:  “Algorithm Dynamics in Modern Statistical Learning: Asymptotics, Universality, and Implicit Regularization”

Undergraduate awards:

Hartigan UG Award

Leon Lufkin

Leon’s paper “Sharp information-theoretic thresholds for shuffled linear regression” will be presented at the 2024 International Symposium on Information Theory in Athens Greece.

S&DS Outstanding Thesis Award

Nathan Chen

title: Utilizing Deep Learning to Predict Somatic Variant Pathogenicity

Howard Li
title: Quantifying Mental Resilience in Tennis Using Markov Chains

Sam Weissman
title: Host Gene Activation at the Integration Site Reduces HIV Expression by Transcriptional Interference

S&DS Senior Award

Kevin Chan

The S&DS Senior Award is awarded annually to the S&DS senior who has shown exemplary scholarship and outstanding leadership in statistics and data science.