The department congratulates Didong Li, one of three recipients of the inaugural IMS Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Award. Didong will present his work at an invited session at the World Congress/IMS Annual Meeting in Seoul (Aug 2020). Didong Li is co-advised by David Dunson and Sayan Mukherjee, Professors of Statistical Science and Mathematics at Duke University.
Professor Lawrence Brown was a faculty member in the Cornell math department for many years before moving to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Brown’s dedication to research, teaching, and service set an exemplary model for generations of new statisticians. The IMS Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Award advocates for the values by which he lived.
You can read the article in the IMS Bulletin here: IMS Bulletin 48:8