April 30, 2018
Professor Larry Wasserman Earns Highest Faculty Distinction
Larry Wasserman has been appointed University Professor due to his Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to CMU
Four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, Roberta Klatzky, Cindy Limauro, Lowell Taylor and Larry Wasserman have been named University Professors, the highest designation a faculty member can achieve. The faculty members were nominated and recommended for the title of University Professor by academic leaders and the community of CMU University Professors. Their appointments are effective immediately.
"The outstanding accomplishments of these faculty members bring honor to CMU. Please join me in congratulating Lowell, Cindy, Larry and Bobby on their appointments," said Laurie R. Weingart, CMU's interim provost and chief academic officer.
Larry Wasserman is the UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science in the Department of Statistics and Data Science and was among the first faculty to participate in what became the Machine Learning Department. His contributions range from definitive treatments of Bayesian robustness and modern nonparametric estimation, mixture models, multiple testing, privacy, and causal inference, and his collaborations with astrophysicists and statistical geneticists. He won a Pierre Robillard Award as a Canadian NSERC Fellow, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the IMS. He received the Presidents' Award of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies for the Outstanding Statistician Under the Age of 40 and the Centre de Recherches Mathematique de Montreal-Statistical Society of Canada Prize in Statistics. His textbook "All of Statistics" won the DeGroot Prize from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. He presented the prestigious IMS Rietz Lecture on topological inference. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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