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Donal McCarthy Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Statistics

23 Oct 2019

The School of Mathematical Sciences would like to congratulate Ms. Yihan Wang on being awarded The Donal McCarthy Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Statistics. Yihan is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Statistics and has been awarded €5000 euros to assist in her research area. Yihan’ s research area focuses on longevity risk, especially the mortality improvement modelling for demographic data in Ireland and the UK. This award is funded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and is named after Dr. Donal McCarthy. Dr. McCarthy was President of UCC from 1967 to 1978 and is also a former Director General of the CSO. The scholarship was founded to promote university research in the area of Official Statistics and is awarded to students in areas of research such as survey sampling, multivariate methods, time series, and small area estimation.



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