Jiashun Jin Granted CAREER Award

February,  2007

Professor Jiashun Jin Professor Jiashun Jin
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted a CAREER award to Jiashun Jin, Assistant Professor of Statistics at Purdue, for his proposal "Inferences on Large-Scale Multiple Comparisons: The Temptation of the Fourier Kingdom". The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become academic leaders of the 21st century.

Professor Jin joined Purdue as an Assistant Professor of Statistics. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in June 2003. Professor Jin's main research interest has been focused on large-scale statistical inference, where one needs to estimate very large numbers of parameters or test very large numbers of hypotheses. Such a situation may arise in genomics and proteomics, function MRI, image processing, cosmology and astronomy, etc. Large-scale inference is a dynamic recent field which contains an array of fundamental statistical problems, the solutions to which need non-traditional theory and methodologies, and better understanding of which will have impact not only in statistics but also in many other scientific areas.

A complete abstract of Dr. Jin's proposal can be found here.

February 2007