Dr. Ying Zhang, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health – Indianapolis biostatics professor and director of education, has been named and elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) for his contribution and leadership in the field of biostatistics.
The ASA Fellowship has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years and recognizes individuals with established reputations who have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. It is one of the highest professional honors a statistician could achieve.
[Photo: Dr. Ying Zhang]
According to his nominator, Dr. Zhang was elected for his “outstanding contributions to teaching and dissemination of statistical knowledge, statistical methodology research in panel count data/interval-censored data analyses and statistical application to Huntington Disease research.”
Dr. Zhang has broad interest in biostatistics methodology research, including non/semi-parametric inference, panel count and interval-censored data analysis, joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data, statistical computing and health data mining, clinical trial design and health comparative effectiveness research.
He is also actively engaged in various scientific research areas such as cancer research, disease progression modeling, neurodegenerative disease, sports medicine, and health care service research.
Dr. Zhang will be recognized for his achievements during a formal reception for the new ASA Fellows at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings, (JSM2018) the largest gathering of statisticians and data scientists held in North America and one of the largest statistical events in the world.