Honors and Awards Received


University Professor, George Mason University, 2014

     As discussed in George Mason University’s Faculty Handbook: “From time to time the University will encounter opportunities to recognize current members of the faculty or appoint to its faculty women and men of great national or international reputation. The rank of University Professor is reserved for such eminent individuals.”

Citation: For theoretical contributions to statistics in the areas of experimental design and sequential analysis; he has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for his research and scholarship.

Fulbright Scholar, Aachen, Germany, 2014

Outstanding Research Faculty 2012, Volgenau School of Engineering, 2012

Election as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2011

     Citation: For major contributions in sequential analysis and clinical trials, involving rigorous treatment of adaptive randomization and response-adaptive design and including development of a framework for optimal allocations, work that has been accepted by practitioners as the standard in the field.

Election as Member of the International Statistical Institute, 2009

Thomas W. Teal Statistics Award, Drug Information Association, 2006

     One award annually for the best paper with statistical content to appear in Drug Information Journal.

Election as Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 2005

      Citation: For important contributions to the statistical theory underlying the design of clinical trials; in particular, response-adaptive randomization; for service on clinical trials monitoring boards; and for excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Election to Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as Distinguished Faculty Scholar, 2004

     Three faculty are elected each year from UMBC.

Outstanding Professional and Scholarly Title of 2002, Mathematics and Statistics Discipline, for Randomization in Clinical Trials, Association of American Publishers, 2003.

     One award annually in each of 33 disciplines by the Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division to acknowledge excellence in book, journal, and electronic publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly and reference publishing.

David P. Byar Young Investigator Award, Biometrics Section, American Statistical Association, 1995.

     One award annually in memory of David P. Byar, an internationally known biostatistician, who made significant contributions to the development and application of statistical methods during his career at the National Cancer Institute. The award is given to a young investigator, within 3 years of the Ph.D. degree, for the best paper to be presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings.