close up of Rong and Dr. InamoriComputational Statistics PhD student Rong Zablocki was selected to receive an Inamori Fellowship from San Diego State University for 2015.  Competition for Inamori Fellowships are highly competitive.  Applicants represent both masters and doctoral candidates from almost every college of the University.  Each application was first reviewed and ranked by the corresponding college-level research committee. The Student Research Committee took those recommendations into serious consideration when the selected the final ten recipients.

Rong is a multidisciplinary statistician with a medical background and interest in biostatistics and bioinformatics.  She is currently in her third year of the SDSU and CGU Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science with a concentration in Statistics.  She is working with SDSU Professor of Statistics Richard Levine and UCSD Professor of Psychiatry Wesley Thompson.  Her research focuses on the development and application of Markov chain Monte Carlo method and Bayesian statistical inferences in Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and other health related studies.