Professor Xiaofeng Shao of the Department of Statistics has been selected as one of the Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA) this year. The honor will formally be presented to him during the 2020 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) scheduled to be held in Philadelphia, PA on August 1, 2020.
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.
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