August 14, 2015, 12:00AM

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) has announced that Carnegie Mellon University’s Stephen E. Fienberg is the recipient of the 2015 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research.

NISS, which is dedicated to strengthening and serving the national statistics community, established the award to honor Sacks as its founding director. It recognizes sustained, high-quality cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical sciences.

Nell Sedransk, acting director of NISS, revealed Fienberg as the winner during a reception at this week’s Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Sedransk said Fienberg was selected “for a remarkable career devoted to the development and application of statistical methodology to solve problems for the...

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