Sep 26, 2018, 10:40 AM
Prof. Hastings, Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, received a collaborative $1M grant from the National Science Foundation for "Integrating statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics to understand emergent synchrony and phase transitions in biological systems" for 2018–2022 and another NSF grant for "Metacommunity dynamics: integrating local dynamics, stochasticity and connectivity". Prof. Hastings' research area is also featured in his recent coauthored review article in Science, "Transient phenomena in ecology".
Sep 26, 2018, 10:35 AM
Prof. Wang received this award from the International Chinese Statistical Association "for significant contributions to statistical theory and methods in survival analysis, functional data analysis, joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data, nonparametric maximum likelihood, smoothing and dimension reduction; for in-depth interdisciplinary work in aging research, demography, medicine and neuroscience; and for long-term, tireless, unwavering support and outstanding leadership for the ICSA and the statistical community."
Sep 26, 2018, 10:14 AM
He is a professor in the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology and in the Dept. of Mathematics. His research concerns the analysis of data in molecular biology and in particular in the field of DNA, 3D chromosome structure and genetics of chromosome aberrations. His methods include random knotting, topological data analysis and numerical methods in statistical physics of polymers.