Friday, January 19, 2018

Xiaoxiao Sun's paper "An asympirical smoothing parameters selection appproach for SS-ANOVA models in large samples" has been selected as one of the winners of this year's student paper competition from the Section on Statistical Computing. The award will be presented at this year's Joint Statistical Meetings held in Vancouver from July 28-August 2.

Congratulations Xiaoxiao on this great acheivement!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Statistics student Shuchi Goyal is a recipient of a CURO Research Assistantship for Spring 2018. This award includes a one-semester stipend of $1000 to conduct faculty-mentored research. As a CURO Research Assistant, Shuchi will continue her research on small area estimation, which she has been working on for the past six months under the guidance of Drs. Abhyuday Mandal and Gauri Datta. The purpose of this research is to extend the nested-error regression model, which incorporates auxiliary information, area-level effects, and unit-level random errors to estimate the response, to handle representative outliers. This will be accomplished by employing a two-component scale mixture of normal distributions and shrinkage coefficients.

Shuchi is completing her final year at the University of Georgia with majors in statistics and economics and a minor in history. After graduating this May, she plans to join a PhD progam in statistics to continue her studies. She is particularly interested in the analysis of multidimensional data sets and identification of causational relationships, and she hopes to eventually apply statistics in policy or industrial research. She has previously worked as the editor-in-chief for the Georgia Political Review and as a Math Counts tutor, and sings soprano for the a cappella group UGA Kalakaar.

Shuchi will present her research in the Spring 2018 CURO Symposium to be held on April 9-10 in the Classic Center.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Rui Xie, a Ph.D. Graduate Student and Big Data Analytics Lab Research Assistant, received the second prize for his poster titled, “Online Sequential Leveraging Sampling Method for Streaming
Time Series Data” at the Georgia Statistics Day 2017 held at Emory University on October 9, 2017. Rui is working this research project under the advisement of Professor Ping Ma and Professor TN Sriram. Congratulations, Rui!

Cheng Meng and Chul Moon received book awards for their posters. Congratulations to all!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rhiannon Euhus is a fourth year undergraduate student in the Statistics department. This semester, Rhiannon participated in a national research paper competition with the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime, and won an award for a research paper she wrote entitled “Health Status and Healthcare Access of Incarcerated Women.” She attended the conference in Philadelphia to accept the award. Rhiannon plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD in Epidemiology. She hopes to work for the CDC or WHO conducting health research.

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