Alumnus Wing Wong Wins COPSS Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship
Alumnus Wing Wong (B.A. 1976), was recognized with the 2021 COPSS Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship for his groundbreaking and fundamental contributions to statistical theory and applications, particularly in likelihood inference, Monte Carlo computation, Bayesian statistics, and computational biology.
About the Award
The COPSS Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship was formerly known as the R. A. Fisher Award and Lectureship; it was renamed in 2020. The Award and Lectureship is a very high recognition of meritorious achievement and scholarship in statistical science and recognizes highly significant impact of statistical methods on scientific investigations. The award winner will receive a plaque and a cash honorarium of $2,000, and deliver the COPSS Distinguished Lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings.