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Ireland Awards Adrian Raftery St. Patrick’s Day Medal for Contributions to Statistics

Posted: 3/27/2017 (CSDE Awards)

Adrian Raftery, CSDE Affiliate and Blumstein-Jordan Professor of Statistics and Sociology at UW, recently received the St. Patrick’s Day Medal from Science Foundation Ireland for his abundant contributions to statistics. Raftery, born in Dublin, has devoted his extensive academic career to developing new statistical methodology, paying particular attention to the social and biological sciences. According to a statement from the foundation, recipients like Raftery “have demonstrated how academic and industry based scientific research can create jobs, tackle global problems and impact positively on people and society” and “are driving globally significant innovation in the areas of agriculture, food production, health, and population and weather forecasting.”

Congratulations, Adrian, on this well-deserved honor!

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