Recent CAM doctoral graduate awarded Best Student Paper

Phillip Jang ’21 Ph.D. was recently awarded a Best Student Paper Award by the American Statistical Association’s Business and Economics Statistics Section.

Jang, whose award-winning paper is titled “Functional Stochastic Volatility,” earned his Master’s degree and Doctorate from Cornell’s Center for Applied Mathematics. His advisor was Associate Professor David Matteson.

Jang is currently working as an Applied Scientist for the Supply Chain Optimization Technologies division of Amazon, where he develops time series models for forecasting demand. He will present his paper in August in Washington, D.C. at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in a Topic-Contributed session, Winners: Business and Economic Statistics Student Paper Awards, sponsored by the Business and Economics Section. Jang will also receive a cash award.

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