Jon Hobbs, Department of Statistics alum, is the recipient of this year's Lew Allen Award at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Hobbs completed a co-major PhD in statistics and meteorology from Iowa State in 2013. He started at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher and advanced to his current position of data scientist in 2016.
The Lew Allen Award is the most prestigious early career award that JPL offers. It comes with a monetary prize, and a research stipend to be used by the awardee to conduct research of his/her choice. Dr. Hobbs was selected for outstanding accomplishments in research and development of uncertainty quantification approaches for atmospheric retrievals.