Congratulations to UW Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics Michael Wu who was named the 2023 recipient of the inaugural Bob Riffenburgh award given by the American Statistical Association.
Wu, who is also a professor in the Biostatistics program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, was presented with the award at the 2023 Joint Statistical Meeting.
The Bob Riffenburgh award recognizes the transfer or extension of statistical methods developed for or used in one field of application into another where it has never or seldom been used. Its goal is to recognize that these statistical transfers broaden the range of statistical methods applied to various fields of science and encourage statistics users to seek innovative methods not commonly used in their field.
Wu publicly thanked his nominators and collaborators on Twitter:
I am incredibly honored to have received the Bob Riffenburgh award from @AmstatNews at #JSM2023! So grateful to my Li Hsu for nominating, to Jung-Ying Tzeng & @EpsteinStatGen for supporting, and to my collaborators, mentors, and group members @fredhutch and @UWbiostat.— Mike Wu (@wu_biostat) August 10, 2023
The award which will be given every two years comes with a $4,000 cash prize.