Nancy Reid wins prestigious 2022 Guy Medal in Gold

March 9, 2022 by The U of T Department of Statistical Sciences

Congratulations to Nancy Reid for winning the 2022 Guy Medal in Gold for her pioneering work on higher-order approximate inference, which provides a foundational basis for optimal information extraction from data, and has wide-ranging impact on the practice of data analysis. She has made numerous deep mathematical and methodological contributions to the theory of likelihood inference, in particular on the tangent exponential model and directional inference.

The prestigious Guy Medal in Gold is awarded by the United Kingdom's Royal Statistical Society every two years. It is a lifetime achievement award given to a fellow of the Society judged to have merited distinction by innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics.

Nancy Reid is a University Professor of Statistical Sciences and well-known for her extensive service to the worldwide statistical community, and as a role model for future generations of statisticians. She has held several leadership roles in statistical science including Chair of the Department and Scientific Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2015 she was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.

Congratulations from all of us again!

Read the Royal Statistical Society's 2022 recipients announcement.