Associate Professor of Statistics, Xiaohui Chen has been selected as an Associate of the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) for the 20-21 academic year (pending Board of Trustees approval). CAS Associates are tenured University of Illinois faculty members whose proposals are selected in an annual competition. These appointments grant one semester of teaching release time in order to pursue an individual scholarly or creative project. With the Professors and Fellows, they form the core of the Center for Advanced Study Community. Associates also participate in a yearly roundtable discussion of research interests and are invited to offer a future CAS presentation.