Only current Statistics faculty are eligible to receive a Department Faculty Award, or to nominate others for these awards. Faculty are not allowed to receive any particular award, e.g., The Mason Award, more than once in any consecutive five-year period. No faculty member can receive more than one of these awards in any given year.
Each year, the department gives the following awards.
- Paige Plagge Award
Given for good citizenship to "a graduate student with an outstanding academic record, who in the judgment of the committee has especially enhanced the life of fellow students with encouragement, generosity and/or humor."
Nominations may be submitted to the DGPs by students, staff and faculty of the Department of Statistics. All Statistics graduate students enrolled during the current academic year are eligible. It will be helpful to the committee if letters (emails) of nomination include specific incidents related to the nominee's generosity, encouragement and/or humor in enhancing the life of the fellow students, in addition to any general comments about the nominee.
2017 Chengchun Shi
2016 So Young Park
2015 Longshaokan Wang and Munir Winkel
2014 Neal Grantham, Logan Lossing, and Kyle White
2013 Gina-Maria Pomann and Beth Ann Tidemann-Miller
2012 Sam Morris and Sidd Roy
2011 Meng Li, Justin Post, and Pedro Torres
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (from Faculty Nominations)
2017 Jonathan Leirer
2016 Todd Wilson
2015 Brian Naughton and Bo "Paul" Ning
2014 Brian Gaines and Brian Naughton
- Gertrude M. Cox Achievement Award for Outstanding PHD Qualifier Exam
2017 Rui Zhu
2016 Qian Guan
2015 Liuyi Hu
2014 Debraj Das and Huimin Peng
- Francis G. Giesbrecht Award for Statistical Consulting
2017 Alexandra Larsen
2016 Rachel Marceau West
2015 Alison Miller and Andrew Wilcox
2014 Alfaro Cordoba and So Young Park