Samuel Kou, professor of statistics and director of graduate studies in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Raymond J. Carroll Young Investigator Award from Texas A&M University on March 14. Kou was presented with his award as part of “Statistical Methods for Complex Data,” a daylong conference sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Statistics, the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Statistical Science, and the Stata Corp. to celebrate the 60th birthday of Raymond J. Carroll, a distinguished professor of statistics, nutrition, and toxicology at Texas A&M and an international leader in many areas of statistical research and education.