Ali Shojaie, professor of biostatistics and adjunct professor of statistics at the University of Washington has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), in recognition of his impactful contributions to statistical machine learning and statistical network analysis, including estimation and inference of directed and undirected graphical models, and high-dimensional time series; for leadership in educational initiatives to train data-savvy biomedical scientists; and for outstanding service to the community.
“This is a great honor and I am delighted to receive this recognition,” said Shojaie.
“While this is an individual award, it also reflects the amazing work of my mentees, collaborators and mentors and I want to thank all of them. I also want to thank my colleagues at UW Biostatistics, especially Daniela Witten for nominating me.”
The designation of IMS Fellow has been a significant honor for over 85 years.
Shojaie is invited to be honored at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony held at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Toronto in 2023.
Ali Shojaie is a professor of biostatistics and adjunct professor of statistics at the University of Washington, and the associate chair for strategic research affairs for the UW Department of Biostatistics. Shojaie is the founding director of the Summer Institute for Big Data (SISBID) which is designed to introduce biologists, quantitative scientists, and statisticians to modern statistical techniques for the analysis of biological big data. Dr. Shojaie’s research lies in the intersection of statistical machine learning, statistical network analysis and applications in biology and social sciences. His research has been recognized by multiple best paper awards. He is a recipient of the 2022 Leo Breiman Award from the ASA Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science and was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).