Rob Tibshirani receives COPSS Distinguished Achievement Award

Robert Tibshirani

Professor Tibshirani has been chosen for this important recognition of meritorious achievement and scholarship, as well as highly significant impact of statistical methods on scientific investigations. His citation reads: For fundamental contributions to statistics and machine learning that have deepened, broadened and created a bridge between those fields; for bringing key statistical ideas in multiple testing and high-dimensional learning to the broader scientific community; for high-impact textbooks on generalized additive models, the bootstrap, high-dimensional statistics, and statistical learning that have come to define those fields; and for outstanding mentoring of PhD students and junior researchers. Rob will deliver the COPSS Distinguished Lecture at JSM and join the company of past recipients Chernoff, Anderson, Efron, Olkin, Wahba, and most recently Wong!