Runze Li Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from ICSA

September 14, 2017:rli17
Congratulations to Methodology Center Principal Investigator Runze Li for winning the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from The International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA). ICSA is recognizing Runze for his research on variable selection, nonparametric and semiparametric modeling, and modeling for computer experiments. ICSA also specifically noted his interdisciplinary research—including his work here at The Methodology Center—and professional service.

Runze Li is Verne M. Willaman Professor of Statistics at Penn State. The Distinguished Achievement Award joins a long list of accolades he has earned, including the 2016 Canadian Journal of Statistics award, the 2012 United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization Gerbier-Mumm International Award, and being named a “Highly Cited Researcher” every year since 2014. In his current research on variable selection and variable screening, he is developing methods to analyze genetic data with intensive longitudinal data. This work will allow scientists to identify which genetic, individual, and social factors predict drug abuse, HIV-risk behavior, and related health behaviors.