The UBC team of Michael Regier, Alexandra Romann, and Samuel Wong, mentored by Jiahua Chen, won the prize for the best presentation in the "Handling Item Nonresponse in Surveys" Case-Study at the 2008 Joint Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada and the Société Française de Statistique.
The prize includes a monetary component of $ 500.
Congratulations to the team!
The Schwartz Prize is awarded for distinctions in the fields of statistics and probability to an undergraduate or graduate student on the recommendation of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics. It is in memory of Dr. Lorraine Schwartz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics from 1960-65.
This prize, in honor of UBC's first statistician Stanley Nash, is awarded annually to the most outstanding graduating student in the B.Sc. program in statistics.
At the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Jim Zidek presented Samuel Wong, a UBC 2008 Honors Stat Grad, with the Stanley Nash Medal and accompanying certificate on behalf of the Department.
The presentation ceremony was witnessed by a number of delegates, notably Samuel's Case Studies team that besides Samuel included Alexandra Romann and Michael Regier (who captured the moment in the photograph shown here)
Please join us in congratulating Jiahua Chen on the award of an NSERC Accelerator Supplement. Only 100 awards were given across Canada in all NSERC disciplines. They are awarded to exceptional researchers to accelerate their research programs to even higher levels.