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Continuing Lecturer Michael Tsiang has been featured in the latest Amstat News magazine!!

Our colleague Dr. Michael Tsiang has been featured in the latest Amstat News magazine with a mention on the cover! In the article he discusses the Michael Tsiang Fund for Belonging in Statistics, his reasons for starting it, its purpose, and ways to contribute to it.

You can read the article at this link. Thank you Michael for the excellent work!

Professor Mark Handcock has been promoted to Distinguished Professor!

Professor Handcock has made fundamental contributions in many research areas, and has been an exemplary leader in our department. Advancement to the rank of Distinguished Professor is a singular honor for UCLA faculty members with the very highest distinction in research, teaching, and service.

Please congratulate Mark on this well-deserved recognition.

Professor Jessica Li received the Overton Prize from the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB)

The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton in 2000. The annual prize is considered the highest honor for a computational biology scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree or equivalent experience), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology. More information about the award can be found at

Congratulations to Jessica for winning another prestigious award!