Statistical Science Professor Awarded for Contributions to Bayesian Analysis

Mike West, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke, is the recipient of the 2018 Akaike Memorial Lecture Award
Mike West, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke, is the recipient of the 2018 Akaike Memorial Lecture Award

Duke University professor Mike West has been awarded by the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the Japan Statistical Society (JSS) for his outstanding contributions to the field of Bayesian statistics.

West is the recipient of the 2018 Akaike Memorial Lecture Award for his wide-ranging research accomplishments in both theoretical and practical aspects of this field.

West has published nearly 200 papers, ranging from pure statistical theory to applied research in business, economics and finance, signal processing, climatology, public health, genome sciences, immunology, neurophysiology and systems biology. Over the course of his career, he has also mentored more than 55 doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.

West has also been a recipient of the Mitchell Prize (three times, in 1994, 1997, and 2012); the American Statistical Association Outstanding Statistical Application Paper Award (1997); the American Statistical Association NC Chapter Award (2014); and the Zellner Medal from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2014).

West was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Japanese Joint Statistical Meeting in September in Tokyo, where he presented his Akaike Memorial Lecture on Bayesian forecasting of multivariate time series. You can see the presentation and talk at this video link: http://www2.stat.duke.edu/~mw/movies/AkaikeAwardJapan2018.mv4.