Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, Daniel Griffith ’70, M’72 was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the preeminent professional statistical society in the United States, in recognition of his reputation in and outstanding contributions to the field of statistical science.
His citation by the ASA reads as follows: “for influential contributions to the theory and practice of spatial statistical analysis and the effective dissemination and popularization of these methods in geography and environmental science through research, teaching, and editorial endeavors.” The designation of ASA Fellow is an honor that has been bestowed for nearly 100 years and is restricted to no more than one-third of 1 percent of the ASA membership each year.
Dan also has received awards from the Fulbright and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial foundations, Association of American Geographers, Leverhulme Trust, and Pennsylvania Geographical Society. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Regional Science Association International, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Spatial Econometrics Association, and Fitzwilliam College (University of Cambridge). Dan currently is chair of the Steering Committee of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA), co-chair of the Geocomputation 2015 conference, a Steering Committee member of the International Geographical Union Commission on Modeling Geographical Systems, and past editor of Geographical Analysis.