Professor Bin Yu Receives Prestigious Scott Award

Friday, June 15, 2018

We are delighted to share that Statistics Professor Bin Yu has been chosen by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, COPSS, as the recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth L. Scott Award. Professor Yu is being acknowledged for her dedicated and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the statistics field and for her mentorship of women students. In addition, this awards also recognizes her scientific contributions to statistical and machine learning methodology.

As stated on amstat.org, the Scott Award 'recognizes an individual who exemplifies the contributions of Elizabeth L. Scott’s lifelong efforts to further the careers of women in academia.  The award is granted to an individual, male or female, who has helped foster opportunities in statistics for women.  It is presented biennially (even years) at the Joint Statistical Meetings.' This award will be presented at that year's JSM in Vancouver, Canada. If you plan to be at JSM we encourage to you to support Professor Yu by attending the award ceremony.