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Aug. 12: Carnegie Mellon Statistics Professor Stephen E. Fienberg Receives American Statistical Association Award

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Carnegie Mellon Statistics Professor Stephen E. Fienberg
Receives American Statistical Association Award

FeinbergPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Stephen E. Fienberg, the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science, has been named a recipient of the American Statistical Association's (ASA) 2009 Founders Award. ASA is the nation's largest professional statistical society and has a membership base that spans government, industry and academia.

According to ASA, Founders Awards are given to those who demonstrate service and a variety of leadership roles over an extended period of time. "I'm proud to say that the winners of this year's Founders Awards continue a long-standing tradition of outstanding service to ASA," said Sally Morton, ASA president. "Like their predecessors, they exemplify an ongoing sense of commitment to the success of the association. We thank them and look forward to their continuing contributions to ASA."

Fienberg was selected for outstanding leadership and contributions in Bayesian approaches to the analysis of contingency tables, confidentiality and data disclosure, and legal decision making; for distinguished service on the ASA Board of Directors, including his role as vice president; for long-term active involvement in ASA committees and remarkable leadership and participation in sister organizations; for superior editorial activities past and present, including his roles as editor of Annals of Applied Statistics, Statistical Science, and co-editor of Chance; and for exceptional service and leadership in a wide variety of professional and government-related consultant activities.

To Fienberg, the Founders Award encompasses the breadth of the work he has done for decades and still continues. "I've done a lot of things — including editing the Journal of the American Statistical Association," said Fienberg, who has been at Carnegie Mellon since 1980. "Sometimes you think you've been forgotten, and I'm pleased that this is not the case at ASA."

For more information about the American Statistical Association Founder Awards, visit http://www.amstat.org/.

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Pictured above is Stephen E. Fienberg, the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science.