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Two former PhD students receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Two former PhD students from the UC Berkeley Department of Statistics are among the recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships. They are Jian Ding (PhD 2011, supervisors Elchanan Mossel and Yuval Peres) in Mathematics and Peter Ralph (PhD 2009, supervisor Steven Evans) in Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology.

Prof. Terry Speed wins 2014 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research

Prof. Terry Speed won the 2014 Jerome Sacks award from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS).

The award recognizes his "sustained, high-quality cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical sciences" and cites him as "a pioneer in the development and application of statistical methods for the analysis of biomedical and genomic data."

Prof. Martin Wainwright is named IMS Fellow

Prof. Martin Wainwright has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place July 8, 2014 at the IMS Annual Meeting in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Wainwright received the award for his fundamental research in statistical machine learning and high-dimensional statistics, specifically sparse modeling, graphical models, data compression and coding.