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Wu receives Breiman Award

MSCS Professor Yichao Wu has received the Leo Breiman Award from American Statistical Association.

The Breiman Award Committee of Statistical Learning and Data Mining Section invites applications for the senior award in honor of Professor Leo Breiman (1928-2005).
Breiman's work helped to bridge the gap between statistics and computer science, particularly in the field of machine learning. His most important contributions were his work on classification and regression trees, ensemble estimators, and random forests.
The Breiman Award Committee selects the Breiman senior scholar based on outstanding theoretical or methodological contributions to machine learning and/or computational statistics, contributions which have made a substantial, sustained impact on the subject and on practical applications.

The award includes a monetary prize, a plaque, and an invited lecture at Joint Statistics Meetings.