Assistant Professor Han Liu received the Howard B. Wentz Jr. Junior Faculty Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The award was established to attract and retain the most talented junior faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Han will use his Howard B. Wentz award to facilitate his research projects on nonparametric graphical models, nonconvex statistical optimization, and post-regularization inference.
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Sebastien Bubeck has been awarded the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science. The $50,000 fellowship recognizes promising early career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues.
Prof. Han Liu has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, effective September, 1, 2015. The title of his project is "An Integrated Inferential Framework for Big Data Research and Education". Prof. Liu aims to develop a new generation of inferential tools for assessing uncertainty of complex statistical machine learning methods unique to Big Data analysis. The CAREER Award is the most prestigious award from the NSF in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Han Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award.
Dr Liu is selected "for making fundamental and outstanding contributions to the theory and methods of nonparametric and semiparametric graphical models, with innovative applications in brain science and genomics.”
The IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award will fund Dr. Liu’s travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers’ Conference, held this August in Seattle.
Georgina Hall, a PhD student, has been awarded the Engineering Council/GEC Excellence in Teaching Award for her role as a TA of ORF 309 "Probability and Stochastic Systems" in Fall 2014.
The American Statistical Association has selected Han Liu as the winner of this year’s Noether Young Scholar Award for for outstanding early career contributions to nonparametric statistics.
The Noether Young Scholar Award is given each year to an accomplished young researcher. This award is made to foster, encourage, and support both research and teaching in nonparametric statistics. The Noether Young Scholar will deliver an invited lecture the year after the award and be asked to report on research performed since receiving the award.