Two of our graduate students, Jianyu Liu and Zhengling Qi, have won paper competitions sponsored by the American Statistical Association in 2017.

The paper by Zhengling Qi, titled D-learning to estimate optimal individual treatment rules and jointly written with Professor Yufeng Liu, has won the competition for the Biopharmaceutical section.

The paper by Jianyu Liu, titled Graph-based Sparse Linear Discriminant Analysis for High-Dimensional Classification and jointly written with Professor Yufeng Liu and Guan Yu (an STOR alumni and currently an assistant professor at University at Buffalo), has won the competition for the section on Statistical Learning and Data Science.

The winners will present their papers at the 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings(JSM) at Baltimore, MD during 7/29-8/3 this year.




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