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Sir David Cox honoured with first International Prize in Statistics

Noted British statistician Sir David Cox (92) was awarded inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics.

The International Prize in Statistics Foundation has bestowed this award on Sir David Cox in recognition of Survival Analysis Model (or Cox Model) Applied in Medicine, Science, and Engineering.

About Sir David Cox

  • Sir David Cox is renowned statistician born on 15 July 1924 in Birmingham, England.
  • He is known for developing the proportional hazards model i.e. Cox Model in 1992. His model is widely used in analysis of survival data which enables researchers to more easily identify risks of specific factors for mortality or other survival outcomes among groups of patients with disparate characteristics.
  • He is a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and fellow of the Royal Society, an honorary fellow of the British Academy.
  • He has served as President of Bernoulli Society, Royal Statistical Society and International Statistical Institute.
  • Awards and Honours: Copley Medal (2010), he was knighted in 1985.

About International Prize in Statistics

  • The prestigious award given by the International Prize in Statistics Foundation. It recognizes a major achievement of an individual or team in the field of statistics.
  • The Prize aims at promoting understanding of the growing importance and diverse ways statistics, probability and data analysis. It carries monetary award of US 75000 dollars.


Sadikh Khan elected as first Muslim Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan of the British Labour party has been elected the new Mayor of London by comfortably outrunning of his nearest rival.

With this Mr Khan became London’s first Muslim mayor. His victory also marks the return of Labour Party rule in the British capital after eight years of Conservatives in power.

In the elections, Mr. Khan won 44 per cent votes in the first preference votes to Conservative Zac Goldsmith’s 35 per cent.  While in the second preference votes, he crossed 50 per cent threshold to get elected.

About Sadiq Khan

  • Mr Khan is the son of immigrants from Pakistan who settled in London in the 1960s. His father worked as a bus driver.
  • He is a former human rights lawyer and an Member of Parliament from Tooting, east London, since 2005.
  • He had served as the cabinet minister for communities and then transport in the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown led Government.


Mark Selby wins 2016 World Championship title of Snooker

Ace snooker player Mark Selby (World no 1) from England has won the 2016 World Championship title of Snooker.

In the final match played in Sheffield, Selby defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14 score. This was Selby’s second World Snooker title after he had won it in 2014 for the first against Ronnie O’Sullivan.

This was Selby’s second title of the year 2016 after he had won minor Gdynia Open event held in Poland.

So far Mark Selby has won Welsh Open title (2008), Shanghai Masters final (2011), UK Championship (2012), World Championship (2014), German Masters (2015), China Open (2015).