Four professors in the College of LAS have been named Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholars for their leadership and research. Richard Romano (BS, ’54, chemical engineering) and his wife, Margaret, established the program, which provides faculty members with $25,000 per year for their work.
Bo Li is the department chair in the Department of Statistics. Her research focuses on spatial and spatio-temporal statistics and environmental statistics concerning problems in climatology, atmospheric sciences, public health, forestry, and agriculture.
Li is currently supervising a group of graduate students in several of those research areas, and she said being named a Romano Professorial Scholar will help her to continue supporting that group. The award will also help to support computing resources, which Li states is a critical element of her research program.
“I sincerely appreciate the generous support that Dr. Romano and his family offered to me and the College of LAS,” Li said. “I will try my best to conduct quality research and foster graduate students to help the legacy of the Romano family live on in the College of LAS.”
Kimberly Belser, Samantha Boyle, and Kimberly Wilson