Sudhir Gupta, professor in NIU’s Division of Statistics, has been conferred the prestigious 2010 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) award, an award bestowed annually upon no more than one-third of 1 percent of the association’s membership.
The award was presented at an Aug. 3 ceremony during the ASA’s Joint Statistical Meetings held at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The award is granted in recognition of outstanding contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science.
Professor Gupta’s research specialization is in the field of statistical design and analysis of experiments. Scientific principles of statistical design are critical to experimentation, from discovering genetic markers of diseases and clinical trials of new drugs to developing efficient engines and high quality products.
He recently developed new methodology for deriving designs for high-dimensional problems requiring optimization of a large number of variables. Gupta also has contributed extensively to the profession as a member of the editorial panel of several important scientific journals in statistics.
Gupta joined the NIU faculty in 1985.