Clifford Spiegelman, senior research scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and distinguished professor with the Texas A&M Department of Statistics, has received the Don Owen Award from the San Antonio Chapter of American Statistical Association.
The award was presented to Spiegelman this spring during the Conference of Texas Statisticians held at Trinity University. The honor is named after Don Owen, a distinguished professor of statistics at Southern Methodist University. Spiegelman was selected as its recipient for his “excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community.”
Spiegelman is an author, researcher and expert in statistical and environmental forensics. One of the highlights of his 40-year career includes the international attention he received in 2007 for his work on computational bullet fragment analysis, which challenged the evidence for the lone-gunman theory in the John F. Kennedy assassination.
“This is a high honor, and I am grateful to receive it,” Spiegelman says “I think the award reflects well on the people who work with me.”