McMahan Honored with Awards for Paper

August 8, 2018

Associate Professor Chris McMahan and his coauthors were awarded “Best Paper in Biometrics by an IBS Member” for 2017 by the International Biometric Society and the “ASA 2018 Outstanding Statistical Application Award” by the American Statistical Association for their paper “Hierarchical group testing for multiple infections.” The paper is co-authored with Peijie Hou, Joshua Tebbs, and Christopher Bilder. From the paper abstract: “Tebbs, McMahan, and Bilder (2013, Biometrics) recently evaluated the performance of a two-stage hierarchical algorithm used to screen for chlamydia and gonorrhea as part of the Infertility Prevention Project in the United States. In this article, we generalize this work to accommodate a larger number of stages.”

Congratulations to Chris and his co-authors!