Jaihee Choi wins IBS Distinguished Student Paper Award

Doctoral student recognized for statistical methodology that could aid cancer research.

Jaihee Choi

Jaihee Choi, a fifth-year doctoral student in statistics (STAT) at Rice, has won a Distinguished Student Paper Award from the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society.

Her paper is titled “Variance Components Tests for Genetic Association with Multiple Interval-Censored Outcomes,” and was co-authored by Ryan Sun, adjunct assistant professor of STAT at Rice and assistant professor of biostatistics at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“In this paper,” Choi said, “we develop a statistical methodology to associate a set of genetic variants, such as a gene, with multiple interval-censored, time-to-event outcomes so we can better understand the contribution of genetic mutations to complex physical outcomes, such as cancer.”

Choi earned her B.S. in applied and computational mathematics and statistics from the University of Notre Dame in 2019. She was formally presented with the award during the ENAR spring meeting held March 10-13 in Baltimore.