Craig and Li honored at JSM in Miami

August,  2011

Bruce Craig with spouse Jennifer after
ASA Fellows Ceremony
Bo Li awarded ASA Young Investigator Award
Bo Li with Jennifer Hoeting, Chair ASA
Section on Statistics and the Environment

The American Statistical Association (ASA), the Committee of Presidents of the Statistical Societies (COPSS), and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) convened at the 171st Annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Miami, Florida July 31st through August 4th, 2011. Two faculty, Professor Bruce Craig and Assistant Professor Bo Li were honored in separate ceremonies.

Professor Bruce Craig was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. The American Statistical Association elected 58 new Fellows. A superlative honor for 95 years, fellowship in the American Statistical Association recognizes outstanding professional contributions in the field of statistical science. Professor Craig was elected based upon his important contributions to statistical methodology, for developing and sustaining collaborations with researchers in many areas of application, for excellence in statistical consulting, for service to the profession, and for contributions to innovative introductory statistics texts.

Assistant Professor Bo Li was awarded the American Statistical Association Section of Statistics and Environment 2011 Young Investigator Award. She was nominated and selected based upon her impressive research contributions to the field of environmental statistics which includes paleoclimate temperature reconstructions and definitions of climate regions, advances of statistical methods and theory such as the assessment of properties of space-time random fields, and other contributions such as co-organizing the 2010 ASA Statistics and Environment conference. One nominator said, "Her productivity, the diversity of her research, and her interest in substantial applications all fit the spirit of this award.