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Bentley University Professor Dominique Haughton Elected as American Statistical Association Fellow
The American Statistical Association (ASA) has announced the election of Dominique Haughton, Bentley University professor of mathematical sciences, as an ASA Fellow. Fellows are recognized for their outstanding professional contributions and leadership in the field of statistical science. Haughton is one of 58 new fellows, hailing from 25 states, Canada, and Singapore. The fellows will receive their certificates on August 2 at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami Beach, Florida.
"With the coming of spring each year, we are excited and energized by the announcement of the new ASA Fellows," said ASA President Nancy Geller. "These 58 outstanding members, representing academia, government and industry, have made distinguished contributions to our profession and we congratulate them for this impressive accomplishment."
The Committee on Fellows evaluates candidates' contributions to the advancement of statistics, giving due weight to publications, the positions held by the candidates in the organizations in which they are employed, activities within the association, membership and accomplishments in other societies, and other professional activities.
"This is a great honor, given to just one out of 300 ASA members in any season," say Haughton. "Bentley has been very supportive over the years. I have been able to host meetings of the local ASA chapter, mentor graduate (including doctoral) students on statistics, apply for and obtain grant funding, and participate in national ASA committees -- which strengthened my case. Merci beaucoup to everyone who helped along the way!"
About the American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association (ASA), a scientific and educational society founded in Boston in 1839, is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 170 years, ASA has been providing its 18,000 members serving in academia, government, and industry and the public with up-to-date, useful information about statistics. The ASA has a proud tradition of service to statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across a wealth of academic areas and applications. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the association's web site at http://www.amstat.org or call 703.684.1221.
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