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ODU's Naik Elected an American Statistical Association Fellow

Dayanand Naik

Dayanand Naik, professor of mathematics and statistics at Old Dominion University, has been elected a 2010 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), an honor bestowed annually on no more than only one-third of 1 percent of the association's membership.


Naik, who joined the ODU faculty in 1985, has research interests in multivariate statistical analysis, linear models, regression diagnostics, longitudinal data analysis and bioinformatics.


"An award of this Fellowship is a testimony to the honoree's very high standing in the statistical community in terms of research and leadership, and an acknowledgement of his contributions to the betterment of the profession," said Mark Dorrepaal, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


Chris Platsoucas, dean of the College of Sciences, called Naik's election a "tribute to his contributions to the field of statistics, and reason for the department, the college and the university to be proud."


The Fellow's award will be presented to Naik next August in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the annual Joint Statistical Meetings awards ceremony.

One recent research project of Naik's explored how changes in gene expression levels can help characterize cancers. The project, "Computational Proteomics: Algorithms for Classifying Prostate Cancer," made use of the protein signatures of mass spectra to classify prostate fluid samples into categories of health, early prostate cancer, late prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia.


ODU faculty members hold 75 fellowships in professional associations and societies in the United States and abroad.


This article was posted on: April 23, 2010

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