Mengchen Wang’s paper, “Bayesian Changepoint Estimation for Spatially Indexed Functional Time Series”, is an honorable mention in the 2022 ENVR Student Paper Competition. Wang, a fourth year PhD student in statistics faced challenging competition, but ultimately became one of five award recipients.
The Section on Statistics in the Environment (ENVR) sponsors a student paper competition on the topic of environmental statistics. Papers may consist of novel approaches to the analysis of environmental data, new methodology with a clear application to an environmental statistical issue, or application of statistics to environmental problems. The selected winning papers are presented in a contributed session at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).
Papers are reviewed by the ENVR Student Paper Competition Award Committee. Selection of the winning paper(s) is based primarily on statistical innovation and significance of the contribution to environmental science.