08/22/2014 02:36 PM
BATON ROUGE – Luis A. Escobar, a professor in the LSU College of Agriculture’s Department of Experimental Statistics, was recently elected to the prestigious Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences as a corresponding member.
Escobar received the honor during a ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia, on July 23. At the ceremony, Escobar delivered an invited talk, titled “Characteristics of Two Competing Risks Models with Weibull Distributed Risks.”
The Colombian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1929. In 1933, the academy was recognized as a consultative body of the Colombian government. Since then, it has operated without interruption. It promotes scientific research, particularly those programs that are oriented to enhance knowledge of the Colombian natural environment and its resources. Science teaching improvement, at all levels of the Colombian educational system, is another of its main tasks. These activities are considered of the highest priority for scientific capacity building in the country.
The academy is a non-governmental organization with three categories of members: corresponding, full (40 members) and honorary (five members). Corresponding and full members are nominated by five full or honorary members. A commission studies the CV of the candidate and prepares a concept. During a meeting of the plenum of the academy, the full and honorary members vote to accept or reject the candidate. The candidate must present an original paper. Candidates are nominated and elected based on scientific contributions. Candidates from outside the country are required to have participated in national academic activities. Honorary members are nominated by the Executive Committee.
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Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014