Jan Hemelrijk Award for CWI's Rosanne Turner

The Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VVSOR) awarded the Jan Hemelrijk Award to PhD student Machine Learning Rosanne Turner.

Publication date: 25-03-2021

On March 18th, 2021, the VVSOR awarded two prizes: the Jan Hemelrijk Award & the W.R. van Zwet Award. Rosanne Turner (CWI and Leiden University) and Michiel uit het Broek (University of Groningen) won the awards this year.

The Jan Hemelrijk Award is a prize for the best master’s thesis in statistics or operations research. For her master thesis research on “Safe tests for 2×2 contingency tables and the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test” at the CWI & Leiden University. She was supervised by Prof. P.D. Grünwald.
In her thesis, she developed implementations of safe statistics: a new framework for collecting evidence for hypotheses, particularly suitable for online and sequential learning. She developed safe tests for two classical frequentist hypothesis tests: the2x2 contingency table test and its stratified equivalent, the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test.
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