NESS Student Research Awards

NESS Student Research Awards have a long history. The winners will be selected by the NESS Student Research Awards committee based on the overall quality of the research, and they will be acknowledged at the symposium and will receive a plaque in honor of their accomplishments. Please note that award winners from previous years are not eligible for another award.

To apply, the following must be emailed to the NESS Student Research Awards committee chair:

  1. Personal Information:
  2. Attachments:
  3. Verification:
  4. Additional Requirements:

The deadline of submission will be announced on the symposium website each year.


Sponsored by MassMutual

Year

Award Committee

Recipient(s)

2022 Xiaojing Wang (Chair), Marco Avella, Xiaohui Chang, Lorin Crawford, Guanyu Hu, Victor Hugo Lachos Davila, Henry Lam, Fan Li, Gen Li, Junwei Lu, Yulong Lu, Shariq Mohammed, Gavino Puggioni, Elizabeth Schanifo, Fangfang Wang, HaiYing Wang, Zheng Wei, Min Xu, Yanxun Xu, Yun Yang, Zhigen Zhao. [contact]

Sponsored by IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Year

Award Committee

Recipient(s)

2021 Xiaojing Wang (Chair), Ta-Hsin Li (Co-Chair), Luis Carvalho, Erin Conlon, Yuqi Gu, Yuwen Gu, Jeff Miller, HaiYing Wang, Jing Wu, Yao Zheng, Guangyu Zhu, Jian Zou. [contact] Tianyu Pan, Md. Tuhin Sheikh, Liang Wang, Eli N. Weinstein, Lili Wu
2019 Yuping Zhang (Co-Chair), Beatriz (Stefa) Ethcegaray Garcia (Co-Chair), Tian Bao, Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Charles Contant, Zhou Fan, Guojun Gan, Fang Han, Guanyu Hu, Songqiao Huang, Huijing Jiang, Chih-Hwa Kao, Kriti Kohli, Lynn Kuo, Victor Hugo Lachos Davila, Michael Larsen, Oleksii Mostovyi, Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Kerrie Nelson, Zhao Ren, Liyang Song, Jing Wu, Panpan Zhang, Ting Zhang, Yaohua Zhang, Wei Zheng, Mary Zhao. [contact] Moming Li, Yan Li, Xiaokang Liu, Wei Shi
2018 Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. [contact] Thibaut Horel, Aya Mitani
2017 Jacob Bien, Kun Chen, Zhiyi Chi, Forrest Crawford, Victor Hugo Lachos Davila, Beatriz E. Etchegaray Garcia, Patrick Flaherty, Yuwen Gu, Lynn Kuo, Kung-Yao Lee, Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Viadimir Pozdnyakov, Fangfang Wang, Haiying Wang, Pei Wang, Jun Yan, Panpan Zhang, Yuping Zhang (Chair), Yizhe Zhao. [contact] Zach Branson, Yeongjin Gwon, Suzanne Thornton, Elizabeth Upton, Wenjie Wang
2015 Haim Bar, Kun Chen, Ming-Hui Chen (Chair), Zhiyi Chi, Beatriz E Etchegaray Garcia (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Ofer Harel, Lynn Kuo, Elizabeth Schifano, Xiaojing Wang, Jun Yan. [contact] Yang Chen, Yu Lu, Yu-Bo Wang, Anderson Zhang
2013 Ming-Hui Chen (Chair), Zhiyi Chi, Ofer Harel, Lynn Kuo, Fei W Liu (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Jun Yan. [contact] Alexander Franks, Gyuhyeong Goh, Zhao Ren
2011 Ming-Hui Chen (Chair),Vladimir Pozdnyakov, Jun Yan. [contact] Alexander Blocker, Jeffrey Miller, Layla Parast, Hui Yao
2009 Ming-Hui Chen (Chair),Vladimir Pozdnyakov, Jun Yan. [contact] Xiaojing Wang, Tasneem Zaihra, Jian Zou
2007 Ming-Hui Chen, Joseph Glaz (Chair), Vladimir Pozdnyakov. [contact] Sourish Das, Xiaohong Li, Jingchen Liu, Andrew Thomas
2005 Ming-Hui Chen, Joseph Glaz (Chair), Vladimir Pozdnyakov. [contact] Gopika Goswami

Sponsored by Google and Microsoft

Sorted by year and student last name

Year

Student

University

Paper Title

Advisor

2010 Keith Betts Harvard University Robust Survival Prediction via Linear Transformation Models David Harrington
2010 Alexander Blocker Harvard University A Bayesian Approach to the Analysis of Time Symmetry in Light Curves: Reconsidering Scorpius X-1 Occultations Xiao-Li Meng
2010 Mark Fiecas Brown University The Generalized Shrinkage Estimator For Spectral Analysis of Multivariate Time Series Hernando Ombao
2010 Ada Lau University of Oxford Spatiotemporal Kriging and Correlation Modeling of Wind Power Generation Patrick McSharry
2010 Xianchao Xie Harvard University Multiple Imputation: A Negotiation of Two Parties Xiao-Li Meng
2010 Sihai Zhao Harvard University Principled Sure Independence Screening for Cox Models with Ultra-High-Dimensional Covariates Yi Li

Other sponsors

Other sponsors include ASA Boston Chapter, Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Harvard University, PROMETRIKA, SAS Institute Inc. JMP Division, Boston University and MassMutual Data Science.

Sorted by year and student last name

Year

Student

University

Paper Title

Advisor

2018 Xiaoxuan Cai Yale University Causal inference for infectious disease interventions in networks Forrest Crawford
2018 Angelica Estrada Smith College Helping the Red Cross Predict Flooding in Togo Oumayma Koulouh and Jessica Wert
2018 Ayako Miura University of Rhode Island Evaluating the Effects of Attitudes on Health-Seeking Behavior among a Network of People who Inject Drugs Ashley Buchanan, Samuel R Friedman and Natallia Katenka
2014 Elham Azizi Boston University Learning Modular Structures from Network Data and Node Variables James Galagan
2014 Thiago Costa Harvard University Local Algorithm to Estimate Graphons by Stochastic Blockmodels Approximation Edoardo Airoldi
2014 Peng Ding Harvard University A Paradox from Randomization-Based Causal Inference Donald Rubin, Luke Miratrix, and Tirthankar Dasgupta
2014 Ian Johnston Boston University Hierarchical Gene-Proximity Models for Genome-Wide Association Studies Luis Carvalho
2012 Karthik Bharath University of Connecticut Do Jumps Lead to Clusters? Dipak Dey and Vladimir Pozdnyakov
2012 Alexander Blocker Harvard University Template-Based Methods for Analyzing Chromatin Structure Dynamics Genome-Wide Edoardo Airoldi
2012 Hossein Soufiani Harvard University Graphlet Decomposition of a Weighted Network Edoardo Airoldi