Kai Yang, Ph.D. student in the department of biostatistics, was awarded the Best Student Paper Award in Applied Statistics at the IISA 2018 Conference. This conference was held in Gainesville, Florida from May 17th through the 20th, 2018. Eligibility to participate in the student paper competition were limited to those who are enrolled in a M.S./Ph.D. (or equivalent) program in Statistics or related fields at the time of the conference.
During a conference session, Kai presented his work in front of a panel of judges as well as fellow conference attendees. The competition winners were selected based on the quality and content of their presentations. An award subcommittee selected by the IISA Executive Committee, determined the winners. Winners were announced and recognized at the conference banquet on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the University of Florida’s Straughn Center. Winners received certificates and cash awards.