Professor George P.H. Styan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been named an Honorary Member in the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). Honorary Membership of the SSC is awarded to a statistical scientist of outstanding distinction who has contributed to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada. The SSC has given Professor Styan this honour ” for his deep research at the interface of Matrix Theory and Statistics; for his remarkable editorial work within Canada and beyond; his mentoring of graduate and postdoctoral students; and for innumerable other scholarly and professional contributions to the international statistical community. The award was presented at the banquet for the Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
Styan’s research focuses on statistics at the interface of linear algebra and its broad spectrum of applications.