I’m currently doing my Ph.D. on statistical visualisation of temporal-context data at Monash University, supervised by Professor Di Cook and Professor Rob J Hyndman. I enjoy developing open-source tools with R, and is the (co)author of some widely-used R packages including anomalous, hts, sugrrants, rwalkr and tsibble. My research areas invovle data visualisation, time series analysis, and computational statistics.
This year we had a great competition with 25 submissions. The committee selected four winners and one honorable mention. Thank you to our judges for all their hard work in reading and evaluating these papers: Heike Hofmann, Daniel Sussman, Raymond Wong, and Hao Helen Zhang (chair). The four winners are:
"BRISC: Bootstrap for rapid inference on spatial covariances", by Arkajyoti Saha (Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University)
"MM algorithms for variance component models", by Liuyi Hu (Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University).
"An asympirical smoothing parameters selection approach for SS-ANOVA models in large samples", by Xiaoxiao Sun (Department of Statistics, University of Georgia)
"Calendar-based graphics for visualizing people's daily schedules", by Earo Wang (Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University)
The honorable mention is
"Dependency diagnostic: visually understanding pairwise variable relations", by Kevin Lin (Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University)