2018 COPSS Presidents' Award Winner
Richard J. Samworth
University of Cambridge


Richard J. Samworth of the University of Cambridge is the recipient of the 2018 COPSS Presidents’ Award. The citation for Dr. Samworth’s plaque reads: 

“for fundamental contributions to nonparametric inference under shape constraints, nonparametric classification, and high-dimensional variable selection and changepoint estimation; for many substantial contributions to the profession, including editorial service and extensive service to statistical societies; and for the training and mentoring of junior researchers.”

The interview of Dr. Samworth by Wendy Lou is available at Amstat News and IMS Bulletin.