Associate Professor Kaiji Motegi has been awarded the Third Hosoya Prize
We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Kaiji Motegi has been awarded the Third Hosoya Prize by Tohoku University. To encourage young researchers in social sciences involving data analysis, Hosoya Prize was founded by the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University in honor of Prof. Yuzo Hosoya for his great contributions to the research and education of statistics (see link  below).
Associate Professor Motegi has established the application of copula-based regression models to missing data by exploiting calibration. Calibration is an increasingly popular method in causal inference which balances treatment and control groups (see link ). Associate Professor Motegi’s accomplishment of unifying copula regression, missing data analysis, and causal inference has been highly evaluated by the selection committee of the Third Hosoya Prize. The awarding ceremony and Associate Professor Motegi’s memorial lecture are scheduled to take place at Tohoku University in November 2021.
 Hosoya Prize, Center for Data Science and Service Research, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University:
 The awarded paper:
Shigeyuki Hamori, Kaiji Motegi, and Zheng Zhang. Copula-based regression models with data missing at random. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, vol. 180, November 2020, article #104654.
 Associate Professor Motegi’s personal website: