**NEW** Undergraduate Students NSERC USRA Summer 2021, applications due February 12, 2021.
Congratulations to Dr Paul McNicholas who has won the prestigious Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences for his contributions to statistics research in Canada – the first time the prize has been awarded for research in statistics. The Steacie Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for early-career scientists and engineers, is awarded to a researcher who is 40 or younger for outstanding research conducted in Canada. One prize has been awarded annually since 1964.
Congratulation to Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky who has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award after having been nominated for this award by Prof. Dr. Michael Plum, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
This award is conferred in recognition of the award winner’s entire academic record to date. In addition, award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany.
Congratulations to Michael Gallaugher who has received the Governor General’s Academic Medal, one of the most prestigious student awards in Canada. Michael has graduated with a PhD in statistics under the supervision of Paul McNicholas. His research interests primarily focus on clustering and classification, the foundation of machine learning and data science. He is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the department.