Department of Statistics Professor, Yuguo Chen has been selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) for 2018. The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total association membership as fellows each year.
Individuals are nominated by their ASA-member peers. To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. The Committee on Fellows evaluates each candidate’s contributions to the advancement of statistical science and places due weight on the following:
- Published works
- Position held with employer
- ASA activities
- Membership and accomplishments in other societies
- Professional activities
Fellows will be officially recognized at an awards ceremony at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) which will be held in Vancouver, Canada from July 28 - August 2. JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians and data scientists held in North America. It is held jointly with the:
- *American Statistical Association
- *International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR)
- *Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- *Statistical Society of Canada
- International Chinese Statistical Association
- International Indian Statistical Association
- Korean International Statistical Society
- International Society for Bayesian Analysis
- Royal Statistical Society
- International Statistical Institute
It is also one of the broadest, with topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science.
JSM also offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Beginning statisticians (including current students) are able to learn from and interact with senior members of the profession.