Welcome to the Risk Analysis Section
American Statistical Association 


Chair's Message:

Greetings everyone!

It is pleasure to serve as the 2024 Chair for this section. The members of our section are a diverse group of theoretical, mathematical and applied statisticians with interests ranging from the economy and the environment to medicine and security. You can read more about our History and Mission. We have been actively working on multiple initiatives. To begin with, we plan to continue with our successful webinar series bringing in experts who focus on diverse areas of risk and its applications. Secondly, we are in the process of planning our 2024 symposium. We are also in talks with the Transportation Statistics Interest Group for potential collaborations. I can go on about various initiatives that are ongoing. Hope you will find them interesting and useful! Please keep checking the newly updated website for updates on these initiatives and more.

Do reach out to me at ghoshi@uncw.edu or any other member in the Executive Committee with your comments and ideas for future initiatives!

Remember to check out our roundtables, contributed, topic-contributed as well as invited sessions at Joint Statistical Meetings!

We hope that you enjoy reading our web page and that you will decide to join us.

Best wishes,

Indranil Ghosh

2024 Chair



2024 Student Paper Award Competition

The Section on Risk Analysis of the American Statistical Association is excited to announce the winners of our 2024 Student Paper Competition. The three winning papers are:

·         Weighted Brier Score - an Overall Summary Measure with Clinical Utility Consideration” by Kehao Zhu (Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington)

·         Semiparametric Change Point Model for Survival Outcomes in the Presence of a U-Shaped Risk” by Zhirui Fu (Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University)

·         Quantile Regression and Machine Learning in Options Trading: Unraveling Risk Differences between Physical and Risk-Neutral Densities in the S&P 500 Index” by Yuyang Li (Department of Statistics, Iowa State University)

 In addition, we recognize as an honorable mention:

  •  Backward Joint Model for Dynamic Prediction using Multivariate Longitudinal and Competing Risk Data” by Wenhao Li (Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

 All four papers will be presented in a topic contributed session “Risk Analysis Student Paper Awards” at the 2024 Joint Statistical Meetings. Congratulations to the winners and thanks all entrants for their participation.

2023 Bernard Harris Award Winner

The 2023 Bernard Harris Award recipient is Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focus is on modeling disease risk associated with genetic, lifestyle, biomarkers, and other factors, with the goal of improving disease prevention. He leads a team that consistently publishes in some of the most prestigious and high-impact journals across disciplines including statistics, genetics, and clinical medicine. Their work on breast cancer risk modeling has been widely covered by some influential media, including Time Magazine, LA Times, and NBC News. Dr. Chatterjee is the ASA Fellow with a number of prestigious awards including the recipient of the COPSS George W. Snedecor Award and Presidents' Award in 2011. In recognition of his award, Dr. Chatterjee will be giving an Introductory Overview Lecture at the 2023 Joint Statistical Meetings.

2023 Risk Analysis Section Student Paper Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Section on Risk Analysis Student Paper Award Winners!

  • Winners:
    • Lang Zeng, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jingning Zhang, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Ronak Mehta, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
    • Xinyang Jiang, Department of Biostatistics and Data Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center

Winners will be presenting their work at this year's Joint Statistical Meetings. Thank you to Indranil Ghosh for organizing the competition and to the section members who served as reviewers.

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