Ziwei Ma, shown with his advisor Tony Wang, has won the Dean’s Award for Excellence. This is the highest honor our college gives to a graduate student, and it is well deserved. Ziwei has approximately 10 papers to his credit, all before completing his Ph.D. He is currently looking for an academic position in statistics for next fall and has an on-site interview at a good university scheduled for January. Even more remarkable, Ziwei has managed all this with two young daughters helping by his side! (Honestly, they seem to be his best work.)
This adds to the department haul of awards — James Lewis won the Dean’s Award for Excellence for Undergraduate students this past spring Fortunately, we have a fine group here, and expect a few more of these in the near future.