Statistics in Chemistry Award presented to Nema Dean

Monday 9th May, 2011

The 2011 Statistics in Chemistry Award is presented to Thomas Brendan Murphy, Nema Dean, and Adrian E. Raftery for their paper Variable Selection and Updating In Model-Based Discriminant Analysis for High Dimensional Data with Food Authenticity Applications published in Annals of Applied Statistics, 4(1):396-421. This award recognizes outstanding collaborative endeavors between statisticians and chemists for their innovative use of statistics to solve a problem in chemistry. This paper clearly identified a real-world problem in food chemistry and developed a statistical methodology that provides a practical solution.