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Statistics Alumnus Rob Weiss Elected Fellow of the IMS and the ISBA

June 12, 2020

School of Statistics alumnus Rob Weiss has been elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). The election cites “several outstanding and fundamental contributions to the theory and methods related to Bayesian statistics and inference, longitudinal modeling and their numerous applications to medical sciences and public health.”

Weiss also became a Fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) on account of “the wide-ranging impact of his work in Bayesian modeling in the health and behavioral sciences and as an extraordinary and dedicated mentor of numerous Bayesian statisticians.” Weiss received his PhD from the University of Minnesota School of Statistics in 1989 under advisor R. Dennis Cook.