Congratulations to the 2020 BEST Award Winners

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2020 BEST Award Winners:

Undergraduate Award

Winner: Chiwan Kim (pictured below) for his research on Black-Scholes Integrated Gaussian Process Model for American Option Pricing

Master's Award

Winner: Haohan Chen (pictured below) for his research on Bayesian Dynamic Network Modeling for Social Media Political Talk

Honorable Mention: Evan Poworoznek  for his research on Easy and Efficient Bayesian Factor Analysis

Ph.D. Award

Winner: Xu Chen (pictured below) for his research on Joint Quantile Regression for Spatial Data

Honorable Mention: Heather Mathews for her research on Latent Community Adaptive Network Regression


Chiwan Kim


Haohan Chen


Xu Chen