The recipient of this year’s Marshall Prize is Yang (Seagle) Liu.
Seagle has recently finished his PhD in our department, under the supervision of Jim Zidek. Seagle has been active with the FPInnovations project headed by Jim Zidek and others. For his PhD research, Seagle has been involved with marine mammal tracking. Seagle's thesis focuses on the fusion of tracking model output data with GPS sightings of the animals. In the fusion and computation, he solved some difficult high-dimensional data problems with stochastic process models. Seagle has published or submitted a number of papers and has been an excellent citizen of the department.
The Marshall Prize is awarded annually to a Statistics graduate student. The prize honours Professor Albert Marshall for his seminal work in the theory of statistical reliability and for his contributions to the development of Statistics at UBC.
To read more about the Marshall Prize and to see a list of previous recipients, please see: https://www.stat.ubc.ca/marshall-prize.