Chris Franklin and Rob Gould of UCLA were recently featured on Google Data Hangout #4. Watch it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bfcdbwyqDjg
Two of our former students became elected ASA Fellows at JSM 2012 in San Diego. Susmita Datta (on the left) of the University of Louisville, and Sanjay Shete (on the right) of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. For more information, see http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9494097.htm.
Lily Wang was invited by the ASA Director of Science Policy, Steve Pierson, to present at the CNSF meeting on Capitol Hill to highlight the importance of NSF research funding. The full article, which was published in the July 2012 issue of Amstat News, can be read by clicking here.
Congratulations to Dr. T. N. Sriram for receiving the UGA Summer 2012 Innovative Instruction Faculty Grant for the project titled "Statistical Analysis for Business-An Online Course."
Our graduate students, Andrew Brown, Guannan Wang, Wenhui Sheng, and Yuan Xue, received student travel awards to attend the SRCOS 2012 Summer Research Conference. In addition, Wenhui, received a second prize for her poster at the conference. Congratulations!
Our very own Christine Franklin was interviewed and featured in the Science Policy Column in the May edition of the Amstat News discussing her effort in rewriting the statistics standards portion of the Georgia Performance Standards for 6th-12th. Read the full article here: http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2012/05/01/statsed/
Yi Chen, with Merck in Philadelphia, PA; Haileab Hilafu, with Vistakon in Jacksonville, FL; Xinyu Liu, with Kelly Services & Dow AgroScience in Indianapolis, IN; Guannan Wang, with SAS in Cary, NC; Li-Yu Wang, with Zurich Insurance Co. in Schaumburg, IL; Wenbo Wu, with Kelly Services & Dow AgroScience in Indianapolis, IN; Wenting Fan, with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, MA; and Linwei Hu, with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, MA.
Congratulations all around!!
The Department is delighted to announce that Business Manager Tim Cheek has been selected for a 2012 Franklin College Staff Excellence Award. Congratulations with this well deserved award Tim, and keep up the great work!
The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Instructor, starting August 2012. Preference will be given to strong applicants who qualify for the rank of Lecturer, which requires a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field. However, applicants with an M.S. degree in statistics, or a closely related field, and an exceptional record of teaching excellence will receive consideration at the rank of Instructor.