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Statisticians Nab Top Honors

American Statistical Association honors two Reed math seniors for theses on networks and bicycle routes.

By Chris Lydgate ’90 | September 28, 2017

Two Reed math majors have won top prizes in a prestigious national competition sponsored by the American Statistical Association for their senior theses.

Nick Solomon ’17 won the top honor in the applied research category in 2017 for his thesis, titled "Local Dependence in Exponential Random Network Models.” His adviser was Prof. Albyn Jones.

eA simulated network with 100 vertices, colored according to neighborhood. From "Local Dependence in Exponential Random Network Models," By Nick Solomon ’17.
eA simulated network with 100 vertices, colored according to neighborhood. From "Local Dependence in Exponential Random Network Models," By Nick Solomon ’17.

 

Will Jones ’16 also won first place in the applied research category in 2016 for his thesis, titled  "Multilevel Models and Missing Data Models for Crowd-sourced Bicycle Route Ratings." his adviser was Prof. Andrew Bray.

The competition’s full title is the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (known as USPROC) and is sponsored by the American Statistical Association and the Consortium for Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.>