Statistics Ph.D. recipient, Xin Ding, has been awarded the Marshall Prize. Xin recently received his Ph.D., co-supervised by Statistics professor William Welch and Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Jane Wang. Xin’s thesis work was in the exciting area of photo-realistic image generation. His work involved improvement of the techniques of generative adversarial networks and incorporating the ability to generate images based on a continuous variable such as age. Xin has taken a lead role in many aspects of his research, with six papers already published and a few more under review.
The Marshall Prize honours Professor Albert Marshall for his seminal work in the theory of statistical reliability and for his contributions to the development of statistics at UBC. The prize is awarded to an outstanding M.Sc. or Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics who has demonstrated excellence in the discipline of statistics as demonstrated by strength in the development and application of statistical methodology.
To learn more about this award and Professor Marshall and previous recipients, please visit: https://www.stat.ubc.ca/marshall-prize