We’re pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Anona Thorne and Takao Tanabe Graduate Entrance Scholarship is PhD student Vittorio Romaniello.
Vittorio completed a master's degree in Statistical Science at Oxford, and a bachelor's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. He also gained industry experience as a Data Science intern at Expedia Group. His research interests include deep learning and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods.
The Department is proud to be able to honour students with the Anona Thorne and Takao Tanabe Graduate Entrance Scholarship, which was established through the generosity of UBC Statistics alumna Anona Thorne and her husband, Takao Tanabe. The scholarship is offered annually to students entering a graduate program in Statistics. Anona Thorne is a double alumna of UBC (BA '91 Mathematics; MSc '93 Statistics) who went on to an interesting career using her statistics training at the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network at Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Takao Tanabe is an internationally acclaimed Canadian painter.