Faculty Sheng Luo, PhD, named a 2020 Fellow of the American Statistical Association

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Aug. 10, 2020

Faculty Sheng Luo was recently named a 2020 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  He joins ten other members of the B&B Department as an ASA Fellow. Statisticians are considered worthy of the title of fellow based on their contributions to the profession, to the association, and to society at large. To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. The number of new fellows per year is limited to one third of one percent of the membership of the ASA, about 50-60.   
Dr. Luo is full professor in the Department.  His research interests include functional data analysis methods, multivariate longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, and neurodegenerative disorders. He has received multiple NIH grants as PI and co-PI to develop novel statistical methodology for complex clinical, imaging, and genetic data. He is also PI of multiple projects regarding various neurodegenerative disorders data analysis, rating scale development, validation, and translation funded by Parkinson’s Foundation, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and CHDI Foundation.

Dr. Luo was recognized on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) virtual meeting “For excellent contributions to statistical meth­ods in longitudinal and survival analysis; for scientific contributions to the field of neurological diseases; for exemplary mentorship of students; and for significant service to the profession.”  The awards ceremony was held during the ASA President’s Address and Founders and Fellows Recognition.