The American Statistical Association recently selected Distinguished Professor Hans-Georg Müller of the Department of Statistics for the 2017 Gottfried E. Noether Senior Scholar Award. The Noether Senior Scholar Award is awarded annually to a distinguished senior researcher/teacher in the field of nonparametric statistics and will be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore in August. Müller specializes in nonparametric statistics, biostatistics and statistical methodology for stochastic processes (data that includes random variables that change over time). Applications of his work include neuroimaging, genomics, mortality and aging, demography and economics. In addition to receiving a cash prize and plaque, Müller will deliver a special lecture. The Noether Awards were established in 1999 as a tribute to Gottfried Emanuel Noether, a leading scholar in nonparametric statistics with interests in research and teaching.
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