Prof. Brajendra Sutradhar, Distinguished Service Award 2007
The Statistical Society of Canada has announced that Professor Brajendra Sutradhar has been awarded the 2007 SSC Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to a member of the SSC who has made substantial contributions to the running or welfare of the Society over a period of several years. The formal announcement of this award was made by SSC President Charmaine Dean at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s on the opening day of the 2007 SSC Annual Meeting.
Professor Sutradhar obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1984 and then joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2004, he was awarded the rank of University Research Professor in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in statistics, particularly in the areas of longitudinal data analysis, generalized linear mixed models and modeling using multivariate t distributions. Over his career, Professor Sutradhar has published over 80 papers in refereed journals, and has supervised 24 graduate students. He was made an elected member of the International Statistical Institute in 1991 and an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2006.
Professor Sutradhar’s service to the SSC and statistics goes back 18 years, since he was the Local Arrangements Chair for the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Society in St. John’s. His service to the annual meetings continues today as he is again the Local Arrangements Chair for the 2007 Annual Meeting. In the intervening years, he has spent many years on the Program Committee and was the Chair of that committee from 2002 to 2005. He has also served as the Program Chair for the 1997 Annual Meeting in Fredericton. Other services to statistics and the Society include serving as a Regional Representative on the SSC Board of Directors for 4 years, as an Associate Editor of The Canadian Journal of Statistics for 6 years and membership of the NSERC Grant Selection Committee for statistics.
The citation for the award reads:
“To Brajendra Chandra Sutradhar, for many years of contributions to the Society, and especially for distinguished service to our Annual Meetings.”