DSS and ILR Professor Matteson Receives CAREER Award

David S. Matteson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistical Science (CIS and the ILR School), has been awarded a five-year CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal entitled “New Frontiers in Time Series Analysis.” Professor Matteson’s proposed work focuses on developing new statistical methodologies and expanding applications of existing methods to address the challenges and opportunities presented by increasingly available high dimensional (“big”) data. This work has applicability in numerous fields including astronomy, economics, emergency medical services, neuroscience, and statistics itself. As a part of this award, Professor Matteson will conduct research, engage with student-researchers, develop new curricula and host a workshop for scholars involved in similar or related work.

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the Foundation’s “most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” The NSF funds a limited number of CAREER awards each year, with only a handful going to scholars in Mathematical Sciences.