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JSM 2011 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners:

  • Anirban Bhattacharya - Duke University
    Simplex factor models for multivariate unordered categorical data.
  • Kassandra Fronczyk - UC Santa Cruz
    A Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling Framework for Developmental Toxicity Studies
  • Roman Jandarov - Penn State University
    Title: Emulating a gravity model to infer the spatiotemporal dynamics of an infectious disease.
  • Suprateek Kundu - UNC Chapel Hill
    Single Factor Transformation Priors for Density Regression.
  • Jihey Lee - UCLA
    Using a Birth-Death Process to Account for Reporting Errors in Longitudinal Self-reported Counts of Behavior.
  • Trina Patel - UCLA Biostatstics
    Toxicity Profiling of Engineered Nanomaterials via Multivariate Dose Response Surface Modeling and Supplementary material.
  • Shouhao Zhou - Columbia U
    Predictive Bayes factor.
Sincere thanks to the 2011 SBSS Student Paper Award Committee:

Kate Calder (Ohio State U)
Carlos Carvalho (U of Texas)
Mary Kathryn Cowles (U of Iowa)
David Dahl (Texas A&M U)
Jim Griffin (U Kent at Canterbury)
Subharup Guha (U of Missouri-Columbia)
Michele Guindani (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Mayetri Gupta (Boston U)
Gabriel Huerta (U of New Mexico)
Antonio Lijoi (U of Pavia)
Brian Reich (NC State U)
Mahlet Tadesse (Georgetown U)
Marina Vannucci(Rice U, chair)

JSM 2010 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners:

  • K. Sham Bhat, Penn State
    "Inferring likelihoods and climate system characteristics from climate models and multiple tracers"
  • Chenguang Wang, University of Florida
    "A Bayesian Shrinkage Model for Incomplete Longitudinal Binary Data with Application to the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial"
  • Matthew J. Heaton, Duke University
    "Spatial Regression Using Kernel Averaged Predictors"
  • Jennifer Tom, UCLA
    "Reuse, Reweigh, Recycle: Combating Influenza Through Efficient Bayesian Computation for Massive Data"
  • Laura Hatfield, U of Minnesota
    "Multilevel Bayesian models of Zero-Inflated Longitudinal Outcomes and Survival Times in Mesothelioma"
  • Dhiman Bhadra, University of Florida
    "Bayesian Semiparametric Analysis of Case-Control Studies with Time Varying Exposures

Sincere thanks to the 2010 SBSS Student Paper Award Committee:

Kate Calder (Ohio State U)
John Fricks (Penn State)
Chris Hans (Ohio State U)
Murali Haran (Penn State)
Lurdes Inoue (U of Washington)
Shane Jensen (U of Penn)
Bhramar Mukherjee (U of Michigan)
Ken Rice (U of Washington)
Matt Taddy (U of Chicago)
Vanja Dukic (U of Chicago, chair)

CONGRATULATIONS! The winners each received a certificate and partial travel support

JSM 2009 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners:

  • Cedric Ginestet, Imperial College London
  • Ryan Martin, Purdue University
  • Jarad Niemi, Duke University
  • Bin Zhu, University of Michigan

CONGRATULATIONS! The winners each received a certificate and partial travel support to attend the meeting. THANKS to the 2009 Student Award Selection Committee members:

Adam Branscum, University of Kentucky
Carlos Carvalho, University of Chicago
Ron Christensen, University of New Mexico
Kary Myers, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Abel Rodriguez, University of California Santa Cruz
Alyson Wilson, Iowa State University (Committee Chair)

JSM 2008 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners:

  • Sourish Das, University of Connecticut
  • Jairo Fuquene, University of Puerto Rico
  • Joyee Ghosh, Duke University
  • Xuanyao He, University of North Carolina
  • Kristin Lennox, Texas A&M University
  • Melanie Wilson, Duke University
  • Xiaoxi Zhang, University of Michigan Biostatistics
  • Hongxiao Zhu, Rice University

CONGRATULATIONS! The winners will each receive a certificate and partial travel support to attend the meeting. THANKS to the 2008 Student Award Selection Committee members:

Dipak Dey, U. of Connecticut
Peter Hoff, U. of Washington
Joe Hogan, Brown University
Herbie Lee, U of California Santa Cruz
Mike Daniels, U. of Florida (Committee Chair)

JSM 2007 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners:

  • Wei Chen, University of Michigan "Bayesian Variable Selection with Joint Modeling of Categorical and Survival Outcomes: An Appplication to Individualizing Chemotherapy in Advanced Colorectal Cancer"
  • Yeonseung Chung, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "The Local Dirichlet Process"
  • Feng Guo, University of Connecticut "On Detecting Stabilizing or Divergent Selection Using Patterns of Variation at SNP Loci"
  • Joo Yeon Lee, Brown University "Expert Opinion, Informative Priors and Sensitivity Analysis for Longitudinal Binary Data with Informative Dropout"
  • Natesh Pillai, Duke University "Characterizing the Function Space for Beyesian Kernal Models"
  • Abel Rodriguez, Duke University "The Nested Dirichlet Process"
  • Christian Röver, University of Auckland "Coherent Bayesian Inference on Compact Binary Inspirals Using a Network of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors"
  • Shiling Ruan, Ohio State University "The Dependent Poisson Race Model and Modeling Dependence in Conjoint Choice Experiments"
  • Donatello Telesca, University of Washington "Bayesian Hierarchical Self-Modeling Warping Regression"
  • Anton Westveld, University of Washington "A Bayesian Mixed Effect Model for Longitudinal Social Network Data"

CONGRATULATIONS! The winners will each receive a certificate and partial travel support to attend the meeting. THANKS to the 2007 Student Award Selection Committee members:

Mike Daniels (University of Florida)
Christopher Hans (Ohio State University)
Athanasios Kottas (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Aleksandra Slavkovic (Pennsylvania State University)
Dalene Stangl (Duke University)
David van Dyk (University of California, Irvine)

JSM 2006 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners:

  • Kristen M. Foley, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, "A multivariate spatial model for hurricane surface wind fields to improve coastal ocean prediction"
  • Lovely Goyal, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, "Statistical Inference for Non-linear Models involving Ordinary Differential Equations"
  • Antonello Loddo, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia, "Bayesian Selection of Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Models"
  • Taeyoung Park, Department of Statistics, Harvard University, "E fficient Gibbs Sampling Techniques via Functional Incompatibility"
  • Babak Shahbaba, Department of Public Health Sciences, Biostatistics, University of Toronto, "Improving Classification When a Class Hierarchy is Available Using a Hierarchy-Based Prior"
  • Meihua Wang, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, "An adaptive Bayesian approach to jointly modeling response and toxicity in phase I dose-finding trials"
  • Gentry White, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, Columbia, "Bayesian Spatio-temporal Smoothing of Cancer Mortality Rates, Missouri 1969-2001"
  • Haiyan Wu, Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, "Hierarchical State Space Model for Microarray Short Time Course Experiments"
  • Qingzhao Yu, Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University, "Bayesian Synthesis"
  • Yan Zheng, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, "Normalization of microarrays in transcription inhibition experiments"
CONGRATULATIONS! The winners will each receive a certificate and partial travel support to attend the meeting. The Selection Committee consisted of Merlise Clyde (Duke University), Ming-Hui Chen (University of Connecticut), Bruno Sanso (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Bani Mallick (Texas A&M University).

2005 SBSS Student Paper Competition Winners

with Steve MacEachern, program chair-elect for SBSS.
Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural student paper competition:

  • Ulysses Diva, University of Connecticut, "Modeling spatially correlated survival data for individuals with multiple cancers"
  • Shu Han, Rice University, "Bayesian applications on budget impact analysis in economic evaluations"
  • Sinae Kim, Texas A & M University, "Variable selection in clustering via Dirichlet process mixture models"
  • Bin Li, The Ohio State University, "Regularized optimization in statistical learning: a Bayesian perspective"
  • Rongheng Lin, Johns Hopkins University, "Ranking USRDS provider-specific SMRs from 1998-2001"
  • Daniel M. Merl, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Detecting patterns of natural selection in DNA sequences using Bayesian generalized linear models"
  • Michael L. Pennell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Bayesian semiparametric dynamic frailty models for multiple event time data"
  • Shubhankar Ray, Texas A & M University, "Functional clustering by Bayesian wavelet methods"
  • Duchwan Ryu, Texas A & M University, "Bayesian regression in longitudinal studies with outcome-dependent follow-up"
  • Jing Zhao, Merck Research Laboratories, "Exploratory Bayesian model selection for high-order SNP-phenotype associations"