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PhD Student Ksheera Sagar Wins 2022 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award


Please join us in congratulating 4th year PhD student Ksheera Sagar (Sagar) for winning a 2022 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award!

Sagar wins this award for his paper “Precision matrix estimation under the horseshoe-like prior–penalty dual,” co-authored with collaborators Sayantan Banerjee, Jyotishka Datta (a Purdue Statistics alumnus) and his PhD advisor, Anindya Bhadra. In this paper, Sagar addresses the problem of precision matrix estimation in Gaussian graphical models and settles a longstanding methodological gap that exists between Bayesian and frequentist estimation approaches.  He also applies his methods to a protein-protein interaction network estimation problem in B-cell lymphoma.

As a winner of this prestigious and highly selective award, Sagar receives generous travel support to present his work at the 2022 ENAR Spring Meeting in Houston, an invitation to the ENAR President’s Reception, waived registration fee, and a one year membership at ENAR.

We are sure this award is the first of many in Sagar’s future and we wish him all the best!

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