August 26, 2013

Marc Suchard awarded 2013 COPSS President’s award

Dr. Marc Suchard is the recipient of the 2013 COPSS Award by Joint Statistical Societies. Congratulations to Dr. Marc Suchard, recipient of the 2013 Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) President’s Award by Joint Statistical Societies. This is arguably the premier award internationally in statistics. It is widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize in Statistics," as it is a worldwide competition encompassing the entire field and only a single award is given each year. Marc received his Ph.D. in Biomathematics in 2002 and his M.D. in 2004, both from UCLA. He is currently a Professor in the Departments of Biostatistics, of Biomathematics and of Human Genetics in the UCLA School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


(2013) Marc A. Suchard University of California, Los Angeles COPSS Presidents’ Award For extraordinarily wide-ranging and insightful contributions to the statistical sciences in the areas of Bayesian inference, computation and stochastic processes; for innovative statistical modeling and novel computational techniques for formerly intractable problems in molecular epidemiology, evolutionary medicine, phylogenetics, phylogeography, computational biology and emerging massive public health data sets; for a panoply of flexible, well-regarded and widely used statistical software tools for the applied sciences; for extensive and creative statistical applications across an impressive range of human inquiry; and for service to the profession as a prolific and dedicated mentor of the next generation of statisticians.

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