The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Han Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Han received his PhD in 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University.
The IMS Travel Awards Committee selected Han, “for fundamental and outstanding contributions to the theory and methods of nonparametric and semiparametric graphical models, with innovative applications in brain science and genomics.”
Speaking about the award, Han said, “I felt honored and humbled when I heard that I was selected for the Tweedie New Researcher Award. As a researcher with a computer science background, I feel very welcomed into the statistics community. I am also very glad to be invited by the Awards Committee to speak at the New Researchers Conference. This is a great opportunity for me to learn from the new researchers and to make new friends.”
The IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award will fund Han’s travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the 17th IMS New Researchers Conference, at the University of Washington, Seattle, August 6-8, 2015 (right before JSM).
See http://depts.washington.edu/imsnrc17/ for more information about the meeting.