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Members' News August 2011


ISI elected member Christian Genest, Professor of Statistics at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, is the recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) 2011 Gold Medal. This award, which is the Society’s highest distinction, was given to Christian “in recognition of his remarkable contributions to multivariate analysis and nonparametric statistics, notably through the development of models and methods of inference for studying stochastic dependence, synthesizing expert judgments and multi-criteria decision making, as well as for his applications thereof in various fields such as insurance, finance, and hydrology”. The award ceremony took place at the SSC 39th Annual Meeting, held in Wolfville (Nova Scotia), June 12-15, 2011. For additional details, see http://www.ssc.ca/en/award-winners/award-winners-2011.



On 28th of July 2011, ISI Honorary member Calyampudi Radhakrishna (C.R.) Rao received the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, which is the 19th country from which he has received an honorary degree. For the entire citation, please read the original text here.