Carnegie Mellon Professor Honored for Achievement in Statistical Science

roeder1Kathryn Roeder, professor of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has been selected to receive the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The award, given by the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama Birmingham, is named after the first woman commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dr. Roeder will receive her award in September in Birmingham.

Professor Roeder has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University since 1994. She previously taught at Yale University. Her current research focuses on statistical genomics and the genetic base of autism.

Dr. Roeder is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Idaho, where she majored in wildlife management. She holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Pennsylvania State University.

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