First recipient of Roger Gray Memorial Prize announced

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."