Sihao Cheng Receives International Astrostatistics Association Award for Outstanding Publication

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Sihao Cheng, a graduate student in the department working with Associate Professor Brice Ménard, has won the 2020 International Astrostatistics Association award for the Outstanding Publication in Astrostatistics led by a graduate student. Only one student is selected for this honor every two years. The publication that earned Cheng this recognition is titled “A new approach to observational cosmology using the scattering transform,” and appeared in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The publication introduces a novel statistical tool for parameter estimation with non-Gaussian stochastic fields.