PhD student Alex Stringer receives the NSERC Doctoral Scholarship & the A&S Doctoral Excellence Scholarship

October 6, 2020 by Mélina Lévesque

Third-year PhD Candidate, Alexander Stringer, in the Department of Statistical Sciences has been awarded the 3-year NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral (PGS D), as well as the Faculty of Arts & Science Doctoral Excellence Scholarship for the academic year 2020-21. Both scholarships are highly competitive and rewarded to high calibre doctoral students based on academic research and leadership performance.

Alexander Stringer attended the University of Guelph for his undergraduate degree and obtained a Masters in Statistics from the DoSS back in 2015. After working in industry and teaching, he returned to the department for a PhD in 2018 with research interest primarily on computation for Bayesian inference. Besides the NSERC and A&S Doctoral scholarships, Alex has also recently been awarded and A&S Superior Teaching Award for his work as a course instructor in the DoSS, and the inaugural DoSS Student Leadership Award for his work as President of the Statistical Sciences Graduate Student Union.

The Department of Statistical Sciences congratulates Alex on his terrific achievements and impressive work.