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Graduate Student Awards

Graduate students in the Department of Statistics are eligible for several awards for academic excellence.

The Washington Statistical Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award

This award is presented by the Washington Statistical Society to the outstanding full-time graduate student of statistics at each university in the Washington D.C.-metropolitan area with a graduate statistics program.

All current full-time graduate students in the MS or PhD programs are eligible. Graduation in the current year is not required. The award is made by vote of the Department of Statistics faculty.

The award is presented at the annual banquet of the Washington Statistical Society. The recipient is also presented with a one-year membership in the American Statistical Association and the Washington Statistical Society.

2017 Lei Li
2016

Brandon W. Park

2015

Scott Marchese

2014

Mengdie Yuan

2013

Krista Heim

2012

Lei Gao

2011

Ting Dong

2010

R. Bradley Patterson

2009

Victoria Plamadeala

2008

Zorayr Manukyan

2007

Oleksandr Sverdlov

2006

Chunling Zhang

2005

Carol Chang

2004

Xiaojing Lin

2003

Haixia Xu

2002

Salem S. Reyen

2001

Lisa X. Chen

2000

Amanda Singh

1999

Ru Sun

1998

Romain D. Parsad

1997

Darryl V. Creel

1996

Yiheng “Julia” Zhu

1995

Michael E. Marciniak

1994

Tammy Tang

1993

Hiroko Kawasaki

1992

Kelly J. Buchanan

1991

Qiang Luo

1990

Steven Oshry

Distinguished Academic Achievement, PhD in Statistical Science Program

This award is presented each year to the outstanding student graduating in the statistical science PhD program. The award is determined by a committee that evaluates the scope and quality of the doctoral dissertations successfully defended between January and December of the prior year.

2017

Not Awarded

2016

Hui Shao

2015

Charles W. Weko III

2014

Mengdie Yuan

2013

Parwen Parhat

2012

R. Bradley Patterson

2011

Victoria Plamadeala

2010

Zorayr Manukyan

2009

Tigran Markaryan

2008

Not Awarded

Distinguished Academic Achievement, MS programs

This award is presented of each year to the outstanding graduate student in the MS in statistical science program. All students in the MS program who graduated since August of the previous year are eligible. The award is determined by vote of the Department of Statistics faculty with primary consideration given to academic performance as measured by GPA.

2017 Xiaochen Zhu
2016

Matthew Kopp

2015

Edward A. Smith

2014

Steven Sanville

2013

Justin Harper

2012

Daniel Sweeney

2011

Nicholas Clark

2010

Yingqi Feng

2009

Robert Paysour

2008

Matthew J. Grecco

2007

Elizabeth Bishara Windust

2006

Carl Minton

2005

Xiaojing Lin

2004

Laurie A. Kujawa

2003

Anastasios Markitsis

2002

Neil J. Maresca

2001

Dallas E. Frederick

2000

Wendy J. Scholetzky

1999

Jack C. Barr

1998

Amy E. Gebhard

1997

Dean D. DeWolfe
Elizabeth Smith Lacher
Tamar Rosenfeld

1996

John N. Hopper
James A. Shine

1995

Mark P. DeLisi

1994

Farid Haq

1993

Samuel Scarlett

1992

Kelly J. Buchanan

1991

Kaleli P. Ramanayke

1990

Melanie Thompkins

1989

Barbara E. Dreon

Department of Statistics Chair’s Award for Academic Excellence

This award was established in 2000 by former chair Richard Bolstein to recognize academic excellence of students in our master's degree programs. Selection is made by the chairman after consultation with the faculty. All students enrolled in the department’s graduate programs who graduated since August of the previous year are eligible.

2017

Tianjiao Xia

2016

Michael Inman

2015

Lynn Tran

2014

Juen Guo
Shaun Walters

2013

Scott Marchese

2012

Yingjun Zhou

2011

Gabriela Avila

2010

Not Awarded

2009

Andrea Lamas

2008

Li Yang

2007

Victoria Plamadeala
Sean Sullivan

2006

Yingxin Hou
Jill McCracken

2005

Stephen Mark Busselberg
Yi Li

2004

Nicholas A. Corea
Stephen P. Wilcox

2003

Robert B. Fowler
Carla G. Grosz

2002

Not Awarded

2001

Marie G. Gantz

2000

Paul E. Raca

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

One award annually for a supported graduate student who has provided exemplary service in performing teaching assistant duties for the department.

2017

William Lamberti

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