Yu Receives the 2014 y-BIS Award

Guan YuGuan Yu, a Ph.D. candidate from the Statistics and Operations Research Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), is this year's recipient of the Young Statisticians in Business and Industry (y-BIS) Award. The award recognizes the best paper, based on both content and delivery, presented by an early career researcher at the International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics Conference (ISBIS), which held in June in Durham, North Carolina. The conference is hosted by the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

The paper was "Sparse Regression Incorporating Graphical Structure Among Predictors." According to the abstract, the paper focuses on using the structure 
information among predictors to improve sparse regression models. This structure information can be modeled by the connectivity of an undirected graph.
Yu was awarded $500 for his paper by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). 
The paper will also be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Monday, August 4 
at 10:30am in the 163 session.
The awards are funded by ISBIS, the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences in the US (NISS).

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Jamie Nunnelly