Acadia Students show well at Statistics Meeting

The annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) was held at the University of Toronto May 25-28, 2014. Two of the three winners of the SSC's "Student Research Presentation Awards" are Acadia students:
Matthew van Bommel for his talk "Stage-Wise Surrogate Modelling of Tidal Power Functions", co supervised by Pritam Ranjan and Hugh Chipman.  Matthew is entering his 4th year this fall.

Neil Spencer for his talk "Obtaining Two-Level Factorial Designs with Pre-specified
Randomization Restrictions", co supervised by Pritam Ranjan and Franklin Mendivil.  Neil graduated with a Honours B.Sc. in 2013 and is now studying a MSc at UBC.  His talk was based on his Honours research.
This prize competition recognizes "the best research presentation made by students", and is open to students from all Canadian Universities, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

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