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Paul Gustafson awarded 2020 SSC Gold Medal

Our professor and department head, Paul Gustafson, has received this year’s Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Gold Medal.

The Gold Medal is the SSC’s most prestigious award for research. It is awarded to “a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work” (Statistical Society of Canada).

Hearty congratulations to you, Paul!

The award citation

Paul received this medal:

.…in recognition of his seminal contributions to the foundations of inference, particularly Bayesian robustness, sensitivity analysis, and model identifiability; for exceptional advances to recognize the limitations of observational studies due to mismeasurement and other inherent obstacles, along with effective statistical tools to counter those limitations; for fundamental contributions to methodology for biomedical applications and epidemiology; and for his outstanding record of mentorship and service to the statistical science community in Canada and internationally.

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To read more about Paul’s valuable and extensive research and service contributions, see the SSC's announcement.

July 6, 2020