MSI would like to congratulate statistics PhD student Jiali Wang on being awarded the Chris Heyde Scholarship for 2017.
Jiali Wang is in her third year of her PhD in statistics at ANU, her research focuses interest include Bayesian modelling, missing data imputation, applied statistics, etc. In addition to her PhD duties she also volunteers with the ANU Statistical Consulting Unit. "This award will enable me attend domestic and international conferences and workshops, where I can expand my horizons and improve my career prospects."
Professor Chris Heyde was well known and well regarded amongst his colleagues and friends for his substantial contribution to many areas of probability, statistics and stochastic analysis during his lifetime. To honour his memory, the Chris Heyde Scholarship has been established at the ANU to enable students to study and expand research into these fields.
The scholarship is funded by the interest on contributions from friends, colleagues, family and the ANU Endowment for Excellence.