Congratulations to the winners of the Mitchell Prize and Savage Awards announced last week at JSM!


2016 Mitchell Prize

Lin Lin, Greg Finak, Kevin Ushey, Chetan Seshadri, Thomas R Hawn, Nicole Frahm, Thomas J Scriba, Hassan Mahomed, Willem Hanekom, Pierre-Alexandre Bart, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Georgia D Tomaras, Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Sorachai Nitayaphan, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Nelson L Michael, Jerome H Kim, Merlin L Robb, Robert J O’Connell, Nicos Karasavvas, Peter Gilbert, Stephen C De Rosa, M Juliana McElrath, and Raphael Gottardo for their paper “COMPASS Identifies T-cell Subsets Correlated with Clinical Outcomes,” published in the Nature Biotechnology, 33(6), 610–616, 2015.


2016 Savage Awards

Theory & Methods
Federico Camerlenghi, Hierarchical and Nested Random Probability Measures with Statistical Applications.   University of Pavia; Antonio Lijoi and Igor Prünster, advisors.
Prithwish Bhaumik (Honorable Mention), Bayesian Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification in Differential Equation Models. North Carolina State University; Subhashis Ghoshal, advisor.

Applied Methodology
Scott LindermanBayesian Methods for Discovering Structure in Neural Spike Trains. Harvard University; Ryan Adams and Leslie Valiant, advisors.
Yang Ni (Honorable Mention), Bayesian Graphical Models for Complex Biological Networks, Rice University; Francesco Stingo and Veera Baladandayuthapani, advisors.


From Left: Marina Vannucci (ISBA Chair-Elect), Yang Ni (Honorable Mention, Savage App. Meth.), Scott Linderman (Winner, Savage App. Meth.), Federico Camerlenghi (Winner, Savage Theory & Meth.), Bertrand Clarke (Chair, ISBA Prize Committee)