Department of Mathematical Sciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Efromovich elected to the honorary title of Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Sam Efromovich, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, has been elected to the honorary title of Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  As it is written in the award letter:

"ASA awards the honored rank of FELLOW to Sam Efromovich, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, for fundamental and influential contributions to statistics, notably in the theory, methodology and applications of adaptive nonparametric curve estimation; and for service to the profession."

Each year, ASA members nominate their peers as fellows of the ASA. From the ASA By-Laws: "By the honorary title of Fellow the Association recognizes full members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work." Given annually, this is a great honor as the numbers of recipients are limited to no more than 1/3 of 1% of the ASA membership.

Sam's research interests include information theory, optimization, theoretical and applied probability, statistical inference, nonparametric curve estimation, sequential estimation, time series analysis, multivariate regression, signal processing, images, statistical learning, wavelets and multiwavelets, statistics of finance, and actuarial science.

As a new statistics faculty in the Mathematical Science department, Sam would like to continue and expend upon his consulting and outreach statistical activity. As Sam says, “...consulting and joint research with faculty across a campus is the integral part of statistical activity. At my previous university, the UNM, I worked with colleagues from the School of Engineering on image reconstruction and from the department of Civil Engineering on wastewater treatment, with doctors from the Medical School on diagnostic of type II diabetes and acute pancreatic, with the department of Biology on climate change problems and evaluation of the past evolutionary dynamics of populations via the analysis of phylogenetic trees. U.T. Dallas and the Southwestern Medical Center present an outstanding and challenging opportunity for statistical research and consulting, and I am looking forward to meet with new colleagues.''

  • Updated: February 6, 2006