2019 BEST Award Winners
Winner: Bihan Zhuang (pictured here) for her research on Entity resolution with an application to the El Salvador conflict
Honorable mention: Srini Sunil (pictured here) for his research on Bayesian forecasting and decision theory.
Winner: J.C. Lazzaro (pictured here) for his research on Forecasting the term structure of interest rates: A Bayesian dynamic graphical modeling approach
Honorable mention: Rihui Ou for his research on clustering-enhanced stochastic gradient MCMC for hidden Markov models
Winner: Jialiang Mao for his research on Hierarchical Dirichlet-multinomial clustering for microbiome data
Honorable mention: Kelly Moran, for her research in Bayesian hierarchical factor regression models to infer cause of death from verbal autopsy data