Alumna Dootika Vats Wins 2021 Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award

Portrait of Dootika Vats

Alumna Dootika Vats has been awarded a 2021 Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). The Blackwell-Rosenbluth award is given to early-career researchers working in areas of Bayesian statistics. It honors role models David H. Blackwell and Arianna W. Rosenbluth whose work in Bayesian statistical theory and computation was fundamental to developing modern studies in the field. Winners of this award receive several years of free ISBA and j-ISBA membership, and are invited to present their work in the Junior Bayes Beyond the Borders (JB^3) webinar series.

Dr. Vats presented her work in the webinar series on Friday, November 12, 2021, on the topic of “Lugsail Lag Windows for Estimating Time-Average Covariance Matrices.” For details and a full abstract of this talk visit https://j-isba.github.io/blackwell-rosenbluth_abstracts.html.  

Dr. Vats is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. She works in Bayesian computation and specifically focuses on Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms. Dr. Vats received her PhD from the School of Statistics in 2017. Her advisor was Galin Jones.

Congratulations, Dootika!

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