Lingrui Gan, fourth year Statistics PhD student, has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) Student Paper Competition and will be among the possible candidates to win the Laplace Award, presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) held in Vancouver, BC from July 28th-August 2nd, 2018. The American Statistical Association (ASA) sponsored the student paper competition on Bayesian methodology, which includes applied, computational, or theoretical work. The winner of the SBSS Laplace Award will be announced at JSM and will be awarded to one of nine students who have been awarded the SBSS travel award.
Papers were reviewed by a committee of officers of the SBSS and considered based on their novelty in theory/methods/applications/significance and potential impact of the research. Student winners of the of the paper competition will be expected to attend JSM and present a talk under the auspices of the SBSS on the topic of the winning paper.
For more information on the SBSS Awards, please see: http://community.amstat.org/sbss/awards