Stats Phd Alum Kowal Gets Honorable Mention for Zellner Thesis Award

Dan Kowal

Dan Kowal (PhD, '17) was awarded the sole honorable mention distinction for the Arnold Zellner Thesis Award in Econometrics and Statistics. Now an assistant professor of statistics at Rice University, Kowal was co-advised by David Matteson and David Ruppert during his education at Cornell. 

Named in honor of pioneer econometrician Arnold Zellner, the Zellner award is given for the best Ph.D. thesis dealing with an applied problem in business and economic statistics and is intended to recognize outstanding work by promising young researchers in the field, according to the American Statistical Association.