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Student & Alumni Achievements

Washington Biostatistics Student Wins First Place in ASA Student Paper Competition

Ms. Anqi “Angela” Cheng, a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, placed first in a student paper competition sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) Biometrics Section.

[Photo: Ms. Anqi “Angela” Cheng]

“In the paper, we propose a novel monotone estimator of distribution functions for compliers in a randomized trial where some subjects fail to follow their assigned treatments,” Ms. Cheng said. “The proposed estimator has better performance than previously established estimators, especially when the proportion of compliers is low in the study population.”

The honor includes an award of travel funds allowing Ms. Cheng to present her winning paper, Monotone Distribution Function Estimation in Randomized Trials with Noncompliance, at the 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Md., this summer.