Student Departmental Awards

Student Departmental Awards

The department presents a small number of awards to recognize the outstanding work of our students each year. Below you will find the description and lists of recipients. 

Awards

Elizabeth Scott Memorial Award (M.A.)

Established in 1989, this award consists of a gift certificate for a scientific book and a citation. To be given as warranted, but at most annually, to the M.A. student in the Statistics Department showing the greatest promise in statistical research.

Award Recipients:

  • Olivia Angiuli (2020)
  • Boying Gong (2017)
  • Shamindra Shrotriya (2016)
  • Monica Alexander (2015)
  • Valerie Morash (2014)
  • Jeffrey Regier (2013)
  • Suzette Puente (2012)
  • Gido Martijn van de Ven (2011)
  • Andrew Staudt (2008)
  • Johann Gagnon-Bartsch (2007)
  • Chinghway Lin (2004)
  • Matthieu Cornec (2003)
  • Michael Roberts (2001)
  • Diego García (1999)
  • Erling Larsen (1999)
Erich L Lehmann Citation (Ph.D.)

Established in 1999, this prize consists of a gift certificate for a scientific book and a citation. It is awarded for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in theoretical statistics (interpreted broadly).

Award Recipients:

  • Steven Howard (2020)
  • Lihua Lei (2019)
  • Yuting Wei (2018)
  • Adam Bloniarz (2016)
  • Alex Luedtke (2016)
  • Erin LeDell (2015)
  • Po-Ling Loh (2014)
  • Ivan Diaz (2013)
  • Jordan Brooks (2012)
  • Susan Gruber (2011)
  • Jing Lei (2010)
  • Daniel Rubin (2009)
  • Choongsoon Bae (2009)
  • Guilherme Rocha (2008)
  • Victor Panaretos (2007)
  • Sébastien Roch (2007)
  • Peng Zhao (2006)
  • Jon McAuliffe (2005)
  • Romain Neugebauer (2004)
  • Zhuo Yu (2003) 
  • Liza Levina (2002)
  • Jaimyoung Kwon (2001)
  • Bálint Virág (2000)
  • Yoram Gat (2000)
  • Zhiyu Ge (1999)
     
Evelyn Fix Prize (Ph.D.)

Established in 1968, this prize consists of a medal and a citation. It is awarded to the Ph. D. student on the Berkeley Campus showing the greatest promise in statistical research, with preference for applications to biology and problems of health.

Award Recipients:

  • Nicholas Altieri (2020)
  • Karl Kumbier (2019)
  • Jonathan Terhorst (2017)
  • John Kamm (2016)
  • Siqi Wu (2016)
  • Ying Xiang Rachel Wang (2015)
  • Tamara Broderick (2014)
  • Yuval Benjamini (2013)
  • Johann Gagnon-Bartsch (2013)
  • Karen McKeown (2012)
  • Karl Rohe (2011)
  • Sherri Rose (2011)
  • Charlotte Wickham (2010)
  • Guillaume Obozinski (2009)
  • Srikesh Arunajadai (2008)
  • Maya Petersen (2007)
  • Merrill Birkner (2006)
  • Xiaoyue Zhao (2005)
  • Gang Liang (2004)
  • Annette Molinaro (2004)
  • Katherina J. Kechris (2003)
  • Katherine S. Pollard (2003)
  • Jean Yee Hwa Yang (2002)
  • Jennifer Bryan (2001)
  • Michael A. Ostland (2000)
  • Sandrine Dudoit (1999)
  • Ru-Fang Yeh (1999)
Department Citation in the Statistics Bachelor's Program (B.A.)

Given in recognition of distinguished undergraduate work  at the bachelor's level and outstanding performance in the program.

  • Catherine Wang (2020)
  • Biyonka Liang (2019)
  • William Wang (2018)
  • Donovan Lieu (2017)
  • Benjamin LeRoy (2016)
  • Andrew Goldstein (2015)
  • Kellie Ottoboni (2014)
  • Jonas Mueller (2013)
  • Amrit Dhar (2012)
  • Jie Geng (2011)
  • Regina Wu (2010)
  • Daniel Abizeid (2009)
  • Wayne Tai Lee (2008)
  • Alexey Aleshin (2007)
  • Jiho Han (2006)
  • Clarice Li (2005)
  • Ryohei Takohashi (2004)
  • Chinghway Lim (2003)
  • Natalie Jomini (2002)
  • Jeffrey Trevor Holman (2001)
  • Ka Long Lee (2000)
  • Michael Douglas Steinberger (1999)
  • Kin-Fun Lee (1998)
  • CheeWhye Chin (1997)
  • Alison Michelle Forman (1996)
  • Benjamin James Morris (1995)
  • Andrew Leon Fisher (1994)
  • Michael Tsung-Tsun Lii (1993)
  • Harrison Gregory Hong (1992)
  • Not Awarded (1991) 
  • Terrance Thomas Odean (1990)
  • Matthew Kent Wessel (1998)
Department Citation in the Statistics Master's Program (M.A.)

Given in recognition of excellence in the theory and application of statistics at the master's level and outstanding performance in the master's program.

Award Recipients:

  • Peng Yan (2020)
  • Vaibhav Sai Ramamoorthy (2019)
  • Mohamed Skander Jemma (2018)
  • Xinyi Zhang (2018)
  • Beatrice Girard (2017)
  • Weiyan Shi (2016)
  • Jin Rou New (2015)
  • Yang Wang (2014)
Department Citation in Probability (Ph.D.)

Given in recognition of an outstanding PhD student in probability.

Award Recipients:

  • Zsolt Bartha (2020)
  • Wenpin Tang (2017)
  • Yumeng Zhang (2017)
  • Riddhipratim Basu (2015)
  • Joe Neeman (2013)
  • Jian Ding (2011)
  • Chris Haulk (2011)
  • Partha Dey (2010)
  • Arnab Sen (2010)
  • Peter Ralph (2009)
  • Allan Sly (2009)
KAG Graduate Student Travel Award

In 2002 Dr. Kamil A. Grajski (Berkeley Ph.D. ’87), acting upon the suggestion of his mentor and friend Dr. Leo Breiman, established this fund to support travel for graduate students in the Department of Statistics.

Award Recipients:

  • Lihua Lei (2019)
  • Geno Guerra (2018)
  • Kellie Ottoboni (2018)
  • Arturo Fernandez-Zuniga (2015)
  • Soeren Kuenzel (2015)
  • Miklos Racz (2015)
  • Yuting Wei (2014)
  • Hye Soo Choi (2013)
  • Wenpin Tang (2013)
  • Yuval Benjamini (2012)
  • Garvesh Raskutti (2009)
  • Chinghway Lim (2009)
  • Yueqing Wang (2009)
  • Ying Xu (2009)
  • Choongsoon Bae (2008)
  • Jing Lei (2008)
  • Shankar Bhamidi (2008)
  • Vince Vu (2008)
  • Ron Peled (2007)
  • Na Xu (2006)
  • Peng Zhao (2006)
  • Donghui Yan (2006)
  • Bo Li (2005)
  • Guilherme Rocha (2005)
  • Chao Chen (2003)
  • Apratim Guha (2003)
  • Alan Hammond (2002)
  • Serban Nacu (2002)
  • Gabor Pete (2002)
  • Lea Popovic (2002)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award honors UC Berkeley GSIs each year for their outstanding work in teaching on the Berkeley campus. These OGSI recipients are nominated from within their teaching department. The GSI Teaching & Resource Center provides the award recipients certificates of distinction and hosts a celebratory ceremony in the spring. This award is sponsored by the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.

Award Recipients: 

2020-21:

Alan Aw
James Duncan
Yassine El Maazouz
Corrine Elliott
Samuel Glaser-Nolan
Sharon Hui
Christine Le
Anna Nguyen
Frank Qiu
Ryan Roggenkemper
George Shan
Seema Shet

2019-2020:

Tae Joo Ahn
Jacob Calvert
Alan Chuang
Raaz Dwivedi
Amanda Glazer
Ella Hiesmayr
Miyabi Ishihara
Michael Lim
Benjamin Lu
Ashwin Mandakolathur Balu
Jacob Spertus
Tiffany Tang
Ryan Theisen
Zihan Ye

2018-2019:

Zsolt Bartha
Stephanie DeGraff
Dibya Ghosh
Steven Howard
Elizabeth Jump
Runjing Liu
Sourav Sarkar
Yiming Shi
Aaron Stern
Brian Thorsen
Zoe Vernon
Jason Wu
Jason Zhang
Yun Zhou
Ziyang Zhou

2017-2018:

Rebecca Barter
Thanh-Nhan (Andrew) Do
Billy Fang
Jonathan Fischer
Jake Soloff
Jeffrey Spence
Sara Stoudt
Simon Walter
Chelsea Zhang

2016-2017:

Amy Bray
Jordan Brooks
Johnny Hong
Daniel Lee
Donovan Lieu
Jordan Prosky
Shamindra Shrotriya

2015-2016:

Hoang Duong Trong
Soeren Kuenzel
Karl Kumbier
Jonathan Larson
Lihua Lei
Henry Milner
Courtney Schiffman
Dilek Uz

2014-2015:

Ryan Giordano
Marla Johnson
Anthony Kim
Miles Lopes
Miklos Racz
Funan Shi

2013-2014:

Adam Bloniarz
Tessa Childers-Day
Courtney Gill
Angie Zhu

2012-2013:

Brianna Heggeseth
Michael Higgins
Nazret Weldeghiorgis
Regina Wu

2011-2012:

Yan Huang
Yueqing Wang

2010-2011:

Noli Brazil
Christine Ho
Wayne Lee
Jingyi Li
Gido van de Ven

2009-2010:

Johann Gagnon-Bartsch
Oleg Mayba
Arnab Sen
Frances Tong

2008-2009:

Jessica Harris
Jessica Hayworth
Irma Hernandez Magallanes
Michael Pahr

2007-2008:

Jamie Julin
Chinghway Lim
Grace Mao
David Shilane
Charlotte Wickham

2006-2007:

Srikesh Arunajadai
Michael Linden
Margaret Taub
Vincent Vu

2005-2006:

Jamie Hollander
Victor Panaretos
James Park
Siew-Leng Teng

2004-2005:

Ingileif Hallgrimsdottir

2003-2004:

Tao Shi

2002-2003:

Oliver Bembom
Richard Bourgon
Jonathan Grib
Jon McAuliffe

2001-2002:

Antar Bandyopadhyay
Michael Carse
Aimee Foreman
Ian Lebby
Chad Schafer

2000-2001:

Ashiotou, Marina
Levina, Elizaveta
McAvoy, Edward
Popovic, Lea

1998-1999:

Steven Hwa Lin
Michael Roberts
Jason Schweinsberg