Congratulations! 2017 CRM-SSC Prize Recipient Lei Sun (University of Toronto)

This year’s winner is Lei Sun of the University of Toronto. She will be giving her talk at the CRM on January 26, 2018.

Lei’s undergraduate degree is in mathematics from Fudan University in Shanghai. She received her PhD degree in statistics from the University of Chicago. Her thesis, supervised by Professor Mary-Sara McPeek, on “Two statistical problems in human genetics” launched her career in statistical genetics, a career for which she is now internationally renowned. Lei joined the University of Toronto in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. In 2014 she was promoted to Full Professor, with a joint appointment in the Department of Statistical Sciences and the Division of Biostatistics.

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