Given annually by the Department of Biostatistics in recognition of Professor M. M.
Desu has maintained a distinguished research, teaching and service record in the Department of Biostatistics here at the University at Buffalo. He is particularly well-known in the area of rank based/nonparametric methods. Desu has been affiliated with the University at Buffalo for well over 45 years and currently serves as Professor Emeritus.
Awarded annually in the sping semester to a PhD student.