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Dr. Maiti named AAAS fellow for his contributions to statistics and data science

Tapabrata “Taps” Maiti, MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability, was recently named an American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, fellow for his distinguished contributions to the fields of statistics and data science, particularly for contributions to data-driven discovery, and for outstanding teaching and training of the next generation of data scientists.

“Being an AAAS fellow is not a dream for me, it’s an inspiration to continuing to work for science and society,” Maiti said. “I would like to thank my colleagues, students, friends, and family who this recognition possible.”

AAAS — pronounced “triple ā ess” — is the world’s largest general scientific society and being elected as a AAAS Fellow is among science’s top distinctions. Having nine fellows selected in one year, joining the dozens of fellows elected in previous years, reflects MSU’s research excellence. These 2021 fellows also work in seven different research areas, representing the breadth of Spartan impact in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

“Professor Maiti is a world-class leader in Bayesian statistics, High-dimensional data analysis, and Machine learning methodology,” said Dr. Lyudmila Sakhanenko, STT interim chair of the department. “He is doing extensive service for the Department of Statistics and Probability and beyond. We are extremely proud to have Taps as our colleague and would like to congratulate him on this honor.”

For more information, visit https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2022/record-year-for-spartan-scientists.