Nan Laird receives the 2023 Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Award from NESS

Nan Laird

Congratulations to Nan Laird who was awarded the 2023 Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Award from the New England Statistics Symposium (NESS).  Dr. Laird, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of Public Health, Emerita, in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, was previously awarded the 2021 International Prize in Statistics in recognition of her groundbreaking work on methods of analyzing data from longitudinal studies.  Recipients of the Chernoff award were selected by the award committee for their “exceptional contributions to the theory, methodology, or novel applications of statistics and/or data science”.  Accepting this honor during the 2023 New England Statistics Symposium (June 3-6), Professor Laird presented a lecture on “The Power of a Good Book: Elementary Decision Theory by Chernoff and Moses.”