The Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Award from the New England Statistical Society has been presented to Nitis Mukhopadhyay, “who, in the tradition of Herman Chernoff’s work, has made exceptional contributions to the theory, methodology, and novel applications of statistics and data science.” 

The award was presented at the 35th New England Statistics Symposium hosted by the University of Connecticut, May 25, 2022. Professor Mukhopadhyay delivered the Keynote Chernoff Lecture, titled, “A Slow Dance from Andrey Markov’s Inequality to Herman Chernoff’s Inequality and Bound: My Memories in a Rear View Mirror.” 

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