Chosen for Outstanding Contributions to Statistical Science
Mikyoung Jun, ConocoPhillips Professor of Data Science at the University of Houston Department of Mathematics, was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Jun’s citation reads “for pathbreaking contributions to statistical modeling on spheres, innovative statistical applications to a broad range of environmental problems, service to the profession, and excellence in teaching and mentoring.”
To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. The ASA Committee on Fellows evaluates each candidate’s contributions and can only elect up to one-third of 1% of the total association membership as fellows each year.
In her career, Jun has used her statistical research to aid atmospheric and climate science researchers with modeling to help them learn about air pollution and climate change to better understand our world.
Her current work includes developing statistical methods to model terrorism patterns across the world to provide scientists, policy makers and the general public useful information.
She will be recognized as a 2021 ASA Fellow during ASA’s Joint Statistical Meeting, which will take place virtually August 8-11.