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CSAFE Director Receives International Society for Bayesian Analysis Zellner Award

Alicia Carriquiry
Alicia Carriquiry

Alicia Carriquiry, director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), was awarded the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Zellner Medal. The Zellner Medal recognizes ISBA members who have provided exceptional and distinguished service to ISBA over an extended period and whose contributions have had a significant impact on society.

According to ISBA, Carriquiry was selected for “her leading roles in the formation and development of ISBA and the journal, Bayesian Analysis; for sustained and exceptional service to the society through outstanding impact in many administrative roles and conference organization; for being an ambassador for ISBA, especially in the extensive developments of Chapters and conferences in South America; for being an excellent role model and advocate for young statisticians; and for outstanding contributions to science and the advocacy of Bayesian methods in science.”

The Zellner Medal is presented every two years at the ISBA World Meeting, which will be held virtually June 28–July 2, 2021. Carriquiry will also give a plenary talk, “Bayesian Statistics and Forensic Practice,” during the meeting.

Carriquiry is a Distinguished Professor and President’s Chair in Statistics at Iowa State University. She is a fellow of most of the major statistical associations in the United States and worldwide. She is an elected member of the National Academies and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2018, Carriquiry became a technical advisor for the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners, and in 2020 was elected as an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.