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Gauri S. Datta named Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Gauri S. Datta, professor of statistics, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

The designation of Fellow is a superlative honor in the association, and for 87 years has signified an individual’s outstanding service to and leadership in the field of statistical science.

Each year, the association elects only one third of 1 percent of the total membership; this year, 60 members received the Fellows honor.

Datta was recognized for his contributions to the theory of small-area estimation, objective Bayesian inference and asymptotic theory, as well as for contributions to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.