First recipient of Roger Gray Memorial Prize announced

Han Chun Chua, the first recipient of the Roger Gray Memorial Prize

The first recipient of the Roger Gray Memorial Prize in Statistics has been announced as Han Chun Chua a student in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences.

The prize was inaugurated following the tragic death in 2011 of Roger Gray, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics. It will be awarded annually to an undergraduate for excellence in statistics with a cash prize.

Professor Angus Macdonald, Head of the Department of Actuarial Mathematics &Statistics,  said: "Roger was known to staff and students alike as an outstanding teacher. His death just as he was about to retire was a great shock. It is characteristic that he should have left a bequest to establish a prize in the discipline he had served so well."