Faculty Anru Zhang to be awarded the ASA Noether Junior Scholar Award and a Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award

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May. 11, 2021


Congratulations to Anru Zhang, PhD who will be awarded not only the Noether Junior Scholar Award at the American Statistical Association (ASA) Joint Statistical Meeting this summer but also a Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award as well. “Arriving only a year ago at Duke, I am thrilled that Anru is already being recognized as a strong researcher and scholar,” said Department Chair David Page, PhD.   

The Noether Junior Scholar Award

The Noether awards were established in 1999 as a tribute to Gottfried Emanuel Noether, a leading scholar in nonparametric statistics.  The Noether Young Scholar Award is given each year to foster, encourage, and support both research and teaching in nonparametric statistics. Awardees are chosen based on significant accomplishments in nonparametric statistics, interpreted broadly to include theory, methodology, and outstanding applications.  Dr. Zhang will deliver an invited lecture at the Joint Statistical Meeting this summer where he will be presented with an engraved award and $2,500.

The Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award

Dr. Zhang will also be a 2021 recipient of a Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award.  This Award recognizes the work of outstanding young researchers in the fields of Mathematical Statistics and Probability.  The three awardees of the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021 will speak at an Invited Paper Session during the ISI World Statistics Congress.

The Bernoulli Society was founded in 1975 as a Section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The Bernoulli Society now has a membership of more than 1000 representing nearly 70 countries, a third of those also being members of the ISI who chose the Bernoulli Society as their Association.  Society objectives are the advancement of the sciences of probability (including stochastic processes) and mathematical statistics and of their applications to all those aspects of human endeavour, which are directed towards the increase of natural knowledge and the welfare of mankind.