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UBC Statistics Alum Luke Bornn wins Pierre Robillard Award

Luke Bornn, former PhD student, has received the Pierre Robillard Award, given annually by the Statistical Society of Canada to recognize the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university during the previous year. Luke's thesis, entitled 'Modeling Latent Correlation Structures with Application to Agricultural and Environmental Science' was co-supervised by Jim Zidek and Arnaud Doucet.

Luke is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University.