Statisticians Recognized at Inaugural Alumni Awards Presentation
Four past students were recognized at the inaugural School of Statistics Alumni Awards presentation in October of 2022, highlighting diverse talents and achievements in research and scholarship, professional leadership, humanitarian efforts, and community-mindedness. Winners of these awards share memories of their graduate school experience, insights about how statistics has evolved since they were students, a sneak peak into their careers, and more in this series of Q&As.
Alumni Award Winners
Alumna Dr. Lindsey Dietz (PhD, ‘16) has received several awards and recognitions in recent years for her work at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and her professional endeavors in the community. With us, she sheds light on how she became a statistician in the first place and reveals the activities that keep her engaged outside of work.
Alumnus Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim (PhD, ‘88) loves academia, has a passion for collaborative learning, and is motivated to provide teaching and mentoring experiences that are inspired by his own graduate school experience.
Currently a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Politecnico di Milano, alumnus Dr. Piercesare Secchi (PhD, ‘95) describes his career as challenging and gratifying. Here, he takes a moment to discuss its demands, its opportunities, and to reflect fondly on his graduate school experience at the U.
"Using the abstraction of infinite mathematics to solve real life problems has always been intellectually engaging for me,” reflects alumna Dr. Carrie Strief (PhD, ‘07), whose graduate education set her up to tackle problems in healthcare as an industrial statistician.