Outstanding Student Achievement: Jonathan Baldwin and Hanxia Li Win Top Honors at 2023 Oklahoma Conference for Statistics, Biostatistics, and Data Science
Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
In a resounding display of academic excellence, two exceptional students from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Jonathan Baldwin and Hanxia Li, emerged as the shining stars at the prestigious 2023 Oklahoma Conference for Statistics, Biostatistics, and Data Science.
Jonathan Baldwin's poster, titled "Machine Learning Propensity Score Estimation: Is Classification Accuracy Appropriate," captivated the audience and the judging panel with its insightful exploration of the intricacies of machine learning in the context of propensity score estimation. Jonathan's work delved deep into the question of whether classification accuracy is a suitable metric for this specific application, shedding new light on the best practices in this critical area.
Hanxia Li's poster, titled "Prediction of Smoking Behavior Based on Classification Model in Machine Learning," stood as a testament to the powerful applications of machine learning in addressing significant public health issues. His research offered a groundbreaking approach to predict smoking behavior using classification models, demonstrating the immense potential of data science in improving healthcare outcomes.
The selection of Jonathan Baldwin and Hanxia Li as the winners of the Poster Presentation category at the 2023 Oklahoma Conference for Statistics, Biostatistics, and Data Science is a reflection of their dedication, commitment, and innovative thinking. Their work was meticulously reviewed by the student poster competition review committee, which assessed the submissions based on criteria such as significance, innovation, approach, and results.
These extraordinary students have not only made our institution proud but have also contributed significantly to the ever-evolving fields of statistics, biostatistics, and data science. Their success serves as an inspiration to their peers and a reminder of the outstanding potential that resides within our academic community.
Jonathan Baldwin and Hanxia Li's triumph at this prestigious conference reaffirms our institution's commitment to fostering academic excellence and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Their achievements will undoubtedly continue to inspire and motivate future generations of students as they embark on their academic journeys in the world of data science.