Ali Shojaie, professor and associate chair of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been selected to receive the American Statistical Association’s 2022 Leo Breiman Award.
The award is presented every two years to one senior and one junior scholar based on outstanding theoretical or methodological contributions to machine learning and/or computational statistics, contributions which have made a substantial, sustained impact on the subject and on practical applications.
Shojaie’s research focuses on developing statistical machine learning and network analysis methods and applying them to analyze biological systems. He has made important contributions to the development of high-dimensional graphical models, analysis of biological networks, integration of biological knowledge into analysis of omics data, and analysis of neuroimaging data.
Shojaie is also the founding director of the Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) and teaches multiple short and regular courses on applications of machine learning and network-based methods for the analysis of biomedical big data.
As an award recipient, Shojaie will receive a monetary prize and a plaque, and is invited to give a lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings in 2023.