The Department of Statistics is proud to announce that Gongjun Xu, assistant professor of statistics, has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award! The CAREER award is a 5-year funding grant that is awarded by NSF to outstanding tenure-track professors. It is one of the most prestigious awards for junior faculty in science and engineering fields.

Gongjung’s CAREER award grant is titled “Identifiability and Inferences for Structured Latent Attribute Models.” This research project aims to address fundamental statistical issues in Structured Latent Attribute Models (SLAMs), which serve as a basis for developing diagnostic-based assessments in education, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences.

Congratulations to Gongjun!