Yanpin Wang, a doctoral student in biostatistics, received a 2012 Distinguished Student Paper Award from the International Biometric Society’s Eastern North American Region Committee. She will be recognized at the committee’s annual spring meeting, which attracts thousands of statisticians and biostatisticians.
The award recognizes Wang’s paper “Bayesian modeling of the dependence in longitudinal data via partial autocorrelations and marginal variances.” In her research, Wang works to develop methods to modeling within subject relationships in longitudinal studies and deliver new methods to improve research in this area. Her research interests include variable selection and dimension reduction, time series analysis, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis and clinical trials.
Wang’s mentor is Michael Daniels, Sc.D., a professor and chair of UF’s department of statistics.