Graduate Student Awards

The awards listed below are given to Graduate Students in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.

Bartroff Family Award for Research Excellence

In 2024, SDS created this award thanks to the generosity of Jay Bartroff and Layla Parast. This award is given annually to a Ph.D. student who has demonstrated research excellence. 


Zhendong Wang


Keller Award

In 2022, SDS created the Keller Award, named after Vicki Keller, to recognize the many contributions she made to the Statistics and Data Sciences department – particularly her work building the Statistics Ph.D. program. This award is given annually to a current Ph.D. student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by engaging in academic, research, and social community building activities; providing service to the department and university; and/or by supporting others in the Ph.D. program and serving as a role model.


Brandon Carter and Bernardo Flores López


Michael Schwob


Mauricio Garcia Tec and Jingjing Fan