Ethel Newbold-Prize for Mathias Drton

Award for outstanding achievements in the field of statistics

17 October 2019
Prof. Dr. Mathias Drton


Congratulations! Mathias Drton, Professor for Mathematical Statistics at the TUM Department of Mathematics has been awarded the Ethel Newbold-Prize 2019. Every two years the prize is awarded to excellent statisticians in their early or mid-career by the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

The Ethel Newbold-Prize acknowledges outstanding research in mathematical statistics, and/or excellence in research that links developments in a substantive field to new advances in statistics.

Professor Mathias Drton: new to the TUM

Mathias Drton works on methods and theory for analysis of multivariate data. The focus of his research lies in the area of graphical models, which capture fine, causal relations and which find application in many areas of modern, data-driven science. The aim of the research is, amongst others, to clarify by means of algebraic and probabilistic tools under which circumstances data allow conclusions about causal relationships and to develop efficient methods for their estimation.

Professor Mathias Drton joined the TUM in the winter term 2019/20 as Professor for Mathematical Statistics at our department. He received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Washington, Seattle and was a Professor of Statistics at the University of Chicago, the University of Washington, and the University of Copenhagen before coming to Munich.

Ethel Newbold Prize 2019

The Ethel Newbold Prize 2019 was awarded to Mathias Drton at the ISI (International Statistical Institute) World Congress in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 23 August. As well as prize money to the sum of 2500 €, the recipient is invited to give a talk at the Bernoulli World Congress, or another conference sponsered by the Bernoulli Society.