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Jeremias Knoblauch gets Biometrika and EPSRC Fellowship
Jeremias Knoblauch (https://jeremiasknoblauch.github.io/), OxWaSP PhD candidate based at the University of Warwick, department of Statistics, is the recipient of the Biometrika Fellowship (http://biometrika.wikidot.com) and the EPSRC postdoctoral Fellowship (https://www.ukri.org/oppor.../epsrc-postdoctoral-fellowship/). Jeremias will be also joining UCL's department of Statistical Science as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in due course.
PhD Open Days
The next PhD Open Days will take place on Wednesday 10 November (in-person) and Wednesday 17 November (virtual) at the Department of Statistics, University of Warwick.
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Congratulations to Stefan Stein for winning an Honourable Mention in the 2021 Doctoral Researcher Awards
PhD student Stefan Stein has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2021 Doctoral Researcher Awards (DRA) in the category Natural & Life Sciences. DRA (http://drawards.org.uk) is a UK wide academic competition which is awarded annually to junior researchers who are pursuing (or have recently completed) doctoral degrees in the UK. Stefan was recognized for his work based on two papers advancing our understanding of high-dimensional random networks (joint with PhD supervisor Chenlei Leng).
The official award ceremony took place on 11th Sept 2021, featuring 2016 Nobel laureate Professor Duncan Haldane and Derrick Roberts (amongst others).
Stefan also won an IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award and a Honorable Mention in ASA's SLDS Student Paper Award competition earlier this year. Congratulations on your hat trick, Stefan.
Congratulations to Stefan Stein for winning a IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award and a Honorable Mention in ASA's SLDS Student Paper Award competition
Stefan Stein has recently been selected to receive an Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award. This award will cover travel expenses up to 750USD to enable Stefan to attend any IMS co-sponsored meeting.
We are also glad to share that Stefan's paper "A Sparse Beta Model with Covariates for Networks" has won an Honorable Mention in the Student Paper Award competition organised by the Statistical Learning and Data Science section (SLDS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Stefan's entry was selected out of 69 papers.
International Prize for Warwick PhD
Congratulations to Alejandra Avalos-Pacheco who the Savage Award of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis in the category Applied Methodology for her 2019 PhD thesis “Factor regression for dimensionality reduction and data integration techniques with applications to cancer data.” Dr Avalos-Pacheco is now a postdoctoral fellow in Statistics at Harvard Medical School.
Congatulations also to François-Xavier Briol whose Warwick PhD thesis "Statistical Computation with Kernels” received an Honorable Mention in the “Theory and Methodology” category. Dr Briol is now a Lecturer in the Department of Statistical Science at University College London.