Jianqing Fan receives 2014 Guy Medal in Silver from Royal Statistical Society

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
by Esther Kim Ruder

The 2014 Guy Medal in Silver was awarded to Jianqing Fan by the Royal Statistical Society for (1) his seminal papers Sure independence screening for ultra-high dimensional feature space and Large covariance estimation by thresholding principal orthogonal complements (read to the Society in 2008 and 2013, respectively), (2) his path-breaking research in high-dimensional statistical learning and inferences, (3) his important contributions to non-parametric and semi-parametric statistics, and (4) his service to the international statistical community. The award was presented at the Royal Statistical Society’s 2014 annual meeting held in Sheffield, UK from September 2-4, 2014.