Morris wins ENVR award

Sam Morris has won the very competitive 2016 student paper competition sponsored by the Statistics and the Environment Section of the American Statistical Association.

Sam’s paper entitiled “A space-time skew-t model for threshold exceedances” proposes a computationally efficient method to estimate the probablity of extreme air pollution events in the Eastern US. This work is in collaboration with Brian Reich, Emeric Thibaud (CSU), and Daniel Cooley (CSU), and will be presented at JSM 2016.