Rau Receives Honorable Mention for Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

August,  2009

Andrea Rau receives Honorable Mention for Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

Andrea Rau

Congratulations to Andrea Rau, Statistics Ph.D. Candidate, on receiving an Honorable Mention for the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship which was presented at the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings held in Washington, DC, August 1 - 6, 2009. Since 1989, the Cox Scholarship has been awarded each year by the American Statistical Association Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions.

Rau, born in North Dakota, received her B.A. in Mathematics and French from Saint Olaf College, Minnesota in 2005. She earned an M.S. in Applied Statistics from Purdue University in May 2007 and is currently a fifth year Ph.D. student. She is currently working with Professor Rebecca W. Doerge and Professors Florence Jaffrézic and Jean-Louis Foulley (INRA at Jouy-en-Josas, France). Rau's current research involves inferring gene regulatory networks from microarray gene expression data. While at Purdue, Rau has worked as a consultant for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) and the Statistical Consulting Service, a contributing author for the Departmental website, and a lab instructor for STAT 30100. She also served as a Project Manager and Network Outreach Coordinator for StatCom, a volunteer community outreach organization that provides professional statistical consulting services to governmental and nonprofit groups free of charge.