Ding and Feller win COPSS Emerging Leader Awards

Ding and Feller win COPSS Emerging Leader Awards

Statistics Associate Professors Peng Ding and Avi Feller have won the 2023 Emerging Leader Awards from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). The award is to recognize early career statistical scientists who show evidence of and potential for leadership and who will help shape and strengthen the field.

Ding's research focuses on causal inference in experiments and observational studies, with applications to biomedical and social sciences. His Emerging Leader award was for outstanding contributions to the foundations and applications of causal inference, for both randomized experiments and observational studies, with emphasis on setting with high-dimensional covariates and complex structures. 

Feller, who also holds an appointment at the Goldman School of Public Policy, received an Emerging Leader Award for ground-breaking research in causal inference and program evaluation; for bridging statistics, public policy, and education research; and for commitment to building a more inclusive field.