The Nash Medal in Statistics was awarded this academic year to Ruijie (Richard) Hou, who graduates with a combined honours degree in Statistics and Computer Science. Richard has taken many challenging courses, all with very high grades. He has also expanded his skill set by taking the project-based capstone STAT 450 and by working as a co-op student. His co-op work involved application of deep learning in computer vision. Richard will enroll in the Master of Science in Applied Computing at the University of Toronto, to learn more about Data Science. He looks forward to deepening his knowledge of machine learning and to taking steps towards establishing a career in Data Science.
The Nash Medal in Statistics is given each year to the most outstanding graduating student in the B.Sc. program in Statistics. The medal recognizes the great service to Statistics given by Professor Stanley Nash (1915–2001) over his more than 40 years at UBC.
The Nash Medal is supported by the Statistics Fund for Excellence.
Learn more about the Medal (https://www.stat.ubc.ca/nash-medal) and the Fund (https://science.ubc.ca/giving/projects/statistics-fund-excellence).