Boris Beranger
The School is thrilled to announce that PhD student Boris Beranger has won the J.B. Douglas Award. 

Boris was announced winner of the award yesterday at the 15th Annual J.B. Douglas Awards, held at the University of Technology, Sydney. The event comprised six student competition presentations throughout the day, culminating with the Annual Lecture by Professor Murray Cameron from UTS. 

UNSW Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Research Director, Professor David Warton, said that Boris' presentation, Extremal dependence models: state of the art and new advances, "wowed us with his crazy contributions to extreme value theory - in particular, extensions to multivariate problems and handling skewed data". 

The J.B. Douglas competition is held annually between selected PhD students from NSW universities. The award commemorates the work of the late Jim Douglas, the first ever statistics appointment at UNSW. 

Last year's winner, Francis Hui, is also a PhD student from UNSW Mathematics and Statistics. 

A very big congratulations to Boris!