ARL scientist receives U.S. Army Wilks Award
October 23, 2013
Dr. Harry Chang, a mathematician at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the U.S. Army Wilks Award.
The Army Wilks Award is given periodically to a well-deserving individual who has made a substantial contribution to statistical methodology and application, impacting the practice of statistics in the Army through personal research in statistics or the innovative application of statistics in the solution of Army problems.
The award was established to commemorate the career of Professor Samuel S. Wilks and his service to the Army.
Chang is specifically being recognized for his contributions to the fields of partial functional differential equations, operations research, infinite-dimensional dynamical systems, stochastic analysis and control, and quantum Markov processes.
He has published widely in these areas in 80 papers and two research books, and is the lead author of the recently-recognized paper, "Optimal Stopping Problem for Stochastic Differential Equations with Random Coefficients," which was awarded the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization Best Paper Prize.
"I am greatly honored and humbled to have been selected as the 2013 recipient of the U.S. Army Wilks Award," said Chang.
"The credit for the selection should go to ARL/ARO for providing me with an inspiring working environment and to my colleagues at ARL/ARO and at large for giving me their strongest support throughout my career as a federal employee," added Chang.
Chang is scheduled to receive the award at the Interface Conference on Applied Statistics being held from Oct. 21-25, 2013, in Washington, D.C.