The International Prize in Statistics is the top award in the field of statistics. As we reported in the last issue, this year it was awarded to Harvard biostatistician Professor Nan Laird. Among other things, Laird helped develop the statistical methods that allow researchers to extract detailed information from longitudinal studies.

In episode 45 of the ACEMS podcast, The Random Sample, Nan Laird talks with host Louise Ryan about the award, and looks back at some of the highlights of her career. Joining them is one of Laird’s colleagues from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Professor Garrett Fitzmaurice. (ACEMS is the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers.)

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