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Tim Robinson Honored as New ASA Fellow

June 16, 2014
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UW Professor Tim Robinson was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

University of Wyoming Professor Timothy Jay Robinson has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.

Robinson is a professor of statistics and director of the WWAMI medical education program in the UW College of Health Sciences. He was recognized for outstanding professional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the field of statistical science.

He was honored for outstanding contributions to statistical methodology in design of experiments and robust parameter design; for award-winning training in statistics; and for valuable collaborations with high school and community college instructors in various capacities, including implementing newly adopted statistics standards in the Wyoming core curriculum, according to an ASA release. He will receive a certificate at a ceremony Aug. 5, at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Mass.

“His accomplishments have contributed greatly to the advancement of statistical science and have rightfully earned him the respect and admiration of his ASA peers,” says ASA President Nathaniel Schenker.

The ASA Fellow designation has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of 1 percent of the total membership as fellows each year. Individuals are nominated by their peers in the association membership.

Committee members evaluate each candidate’s contributions to the advancement of statistical science and places due weight on published works, the position held with his or her employer, ASA activities, membership and accomplishments in other societies, and other professional activities.

A UW faculty member since 2000, Robinson has background and research interests including experimental and sampling design, quality improvement in health care, modeling, computational statistics and statistics education. He has won numerous teaching and research awards at UW.

The ASE is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second-oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. Its members serve in industry, government and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.

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