Dr. Ping Ma Selected as 2017 Fellow of American Statistical Association!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Professor Ping Ma has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Nation's preeminent professional society. Dr. Ma was honored for outstanding contributions to statistical methodology; especially in nonparametric modeling; statistical analysis of massive data sets; bioinformatics; geophysics; for extensive collaborative efforts; and for significant contributions to the profession. He will be honored as ASA Fellow at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, August, 1, 2017 at Baltimore Convention Center during the Joint Statistical Meeting award ceremony. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ma for receiving this prestigious recognition at such an early stage of his career! 

2017 Outstanding Teaching Award Winners

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Each year the Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. These awards are given to the best student teachers who show remarkable instruction and passion for teaching and learning. This year the Department of Statistics had four of our students recognized. 

Please join me in congratulating Adel Bedoui, Richard Ross, Rui Xie, and Jingyi Zhang on their amazing accomplishment! We are so proud to have them as part of our department. 

Zachary Stokes Received Honorable Mention

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

One of UGA's former Statistics majors, Mr. Zachary Stokes, is a graduate student of UCLA Statistics Department and pursuing his PhD research under the supervision of Dr. Hongquan Xu. He submitted a proposal to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (https://www.nsfgrfp.org/) extending his undergraduate research conducted at UGA with Dr. Abhyuday Mandal. He received an honorable mention and very positive feedback on his research. Congratulations, Zack!

Statistics Welcomes New Assistant Professor, Dr. Qian Xiao!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We are excited to have Dr. Qian Xiao join our department in Fall 2017. He will be receiving his PhD from UCLA Statistics in June 2017 and joining us as a new tenure-track assistant professor. His area of specialty is design and analysis of experiments.

2017 CURO Summer Fellowship Awardee: Rachel A. Zilinskas

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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University of Georgia Statistics major, Rachel A. Zilinskas, has been selected for the 2017 CURO Summer Fellowship. Rachel has loved Statistics ever since she took her first Stat class in High School. She is currently working with Dr. Mandal studying experimental design and also a student in the Terry College of Business earning a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. She will be working with Dr. Abhyuday Mandal on his collaborative research project with Dr. Suraj Sharma in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors. In particular, Rachel will help the research group designing an experiment for optimizing the natural Indigo dye in the dyeing process of cotton fabrics using nanocellulose gels. She will also learn and apply advanced statistical techniques to analyze data.

Rachel is a member of the UGA Women's Swimming and Diving team and has contributed to two NCAA National Championships with the team. She is also very involved in several organizations on campus including Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Leonard Leadership Scholars, Deer Run Fellows, Palladia, Sphinx, Team United Campus Athlete Ministry, and volunteering as a Religious Education teacher at the UGA Catholic Center. 

Aside from swimming and being involved on campus, Rachel also enjoys reading, art, cooking and baking, and spending time outdoors.

Please join us in congratulating Rachel on her continued excellence and accomplishments!