Student Paper Competition

Each year the Mental Health Statistics Section of the holds a Student Paper Award competition.

2020 Student Paper Competition Winners

Shanghong Xie, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University
Conditional gaussian graphical model for estimating personalized disease symptom networks

RJ Liu, Department of Statistics, Rice University
SDRD: Statistical diseased region detection for large-scale neuroimaging studies

2019 Student Paper Competition Winner

Zhou Lan, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
A Spatial Bayesian Semiparametric Mixture Model for Positive Definite Matrices with Applications to Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Honorable Mention

Daphne Lew, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Saint Louis University
Mapping Rates of Inpatient Hospitalizations Related to Mental Disorders in the State of Missouri: A Conditional Autoregressive Model with Zip Code-Level Data

Hyung Park, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University
A Functional Additive Model for Estimating Interactions Between a Treatment and a Large Number of Functional/Scalar Covariates

2018 Student Paper Competition Winner

Xiaobo Zhong, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University
A gate-keeper test for selecting adaptive intervention for depression management under general SMART designs

Honorable Mention

Hyung Park, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University
Single-index models with multiple links

Thomas Greene, Department of Biostatistics and Data Science, University of Texas Health Science center at Houston
A novel non-parametric method for ordinal propensity score stratification and matching

Ming Sun, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University
Constructing concurrent network of biomarker processes using dynamical systems

Xuefei Cao, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
Sparse causal dynamic network modeling of fMRI

2017 Student Paper Competition Winners

Gregory Vaughan, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut

Stagewise Generlized Estimating Equations with Applications to Suicide Prevention


Yi Zhao, Department of Biostatistics, Brown University

Granger Mediation Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Time Series


Honorable Mention


Anqi Chen, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington

Monotone Distribution Function Estimation in Randomized Trials with Noncompliance


2016 Student Paper Competition Winner


Qing Cai, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joint Modeling of Longitudinal, Recurrent Events and Failure Time Data for Survivor’s Population


Honorable Mention


Xin Qiu, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University

Diagnostic Method for Optimal Personalized Treatment Rules


Samantha F. Anderson, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Questioning kindling: An analysis of cycle acceleration in unipolar depression


Yakuan Chen, Department of  Biostatistics, Columbia University

Functional Data Analysis of Dynamic PET Data