Alumna Lynn Lin Wins Mitchell Prize

Monday, August 7, 2017

Congratulations to Lynn Lin for receiving the 2016 Mitchell Prize, that was presented at the 2017 Joint Statistics Meeting in Baltimore.  Lynn (Lin) is a  Department of Statistical Science alumna (2012 PhD)  and  lead author on the award winning  paper “COMPASS Identifies T-cell Subsets Correlated with Clinical Outcomes,” published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, 33(6), 610–616, 2015 with coauthors  Greg Finak, Kevin Ushey, Chetan Seshadri, Thomas R Hawn, Nicole Frahm, Thomas J Scriba, Hassan Mahomed, Willem Hanekom, Pierre-Alexandre Bart, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Georgia D Tomaras, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Sorachai Nitayaphan, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Nelson L Michael, Jerome H Kim, Merlin L Robb, Robert J O’Connell, Nicos Karasavvas, Peter Gilbert, Stephen C De Rosa, M Juliana McElrath, and Raphael Gottardo.   

The Mitchell Prize is awarded in recognition of an outstanding paper that describes how a Bayesian analysis has solved an important applied problem. The Prize is jointly sponsored by the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) of the ASA, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), and the Mitchell Prize Founders’ Committee.  The fund was initiated by donations from Toby’s many friends and colleagues at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Duke University, Peter Rossi, Jerome Sacks, Microsoft Research, the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science of the ASA, University of California at Los Angeles and Donald Ylvisaker.

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