Prof. Jun S. Liu Wins The ICSA 2016 Pao-Lu Hsu Award

The 10th ICSA international conference was held at Xuhui campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, on December 19-22, 2016. Prof. Jun S. Liu won the The ICSA 2016 Pao-Lu Hsu Award for fundamental and pioneering contributions to Monte Carlo methods and Bayesian computation; for successful development of the Gibbs motif sampler for understanding gene regulation; for highly influential contribution in reconstruction of haplotypes from single nucleotide polymorphism data and the inference of epistatic interaction; and for the advancement of statistics in China.


The Pao-Lu Hsu Prize is presented every three years by the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), usually at an ICSA conference, to an individual under the age of 50, who makes influential and fundamental contributions to any field of statistics and probability, and exemplifies Hsu's deep involvement in developing statistics and probability research with significant impact on education.The first Pao-Lu Hsu Award was announced in 2012 and presented in the 9th ICSA International Conference in Hong Kong, 2013. Professor Jianqing Fan (Princeton), Professor Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard), and Professor Bin Yu (UC Berkeley) shared the first ICSA Pao-Lu Hsu Award.