The Harvard Statistics Department has just announced that Professor Nicholas Horton of Amherst College has been chosen as the 2016 David K. Pickard Lecturer by the award selection committee including Neil Shephard, Joe Blitzstein, and Nan Laird.
Nick Horton received his doctorate in biostatistics from the Department in 1999. He is currently a Professor of Statistics at Amherst College, with methodologic research interests in longitudinal regression models and missing data methods. He received the ASA Waller Education Ward in 2009, the William Warde Mu Sigma Rho Education Award in 2014, and the MAA Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. He has published more than 150 papers, co-authored a series of three books on statistical computing, and was co-PI on the NSF funded Project MOSAIC. Nick is a Fellow of the ASA, served as a member of the ASA Board, and chairs the ASA Section on Statistical Education and the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies.
The Stat Department will host Nick on Thursday, September 29 for a symposium from 4:00-5:30 pm with a reception to follow. The location will be announced shortly.