Thursday, May 15, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjay Shete for being appointed the Barnhart Family Distinguished Professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center effective June 1, 2014.  Dr. Shete obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics under the guidance of Dr. T.N. Sriram in 1998.  According to Dr. Sriram, Dr. Shete has been "scaling new heights for some years now...Sanjay really makes us all proud."

Monday, May 12, 2014


Each year, the American Statistical Association (ASA) names select individuals as Fellows.  According to ASA, "the designation of Fellow has been a superlative honor in ASA for nearly 100 years."  This year, we congratulate Nicole Lazar for receiving this prestigious recognition!

View the ASA Press Release here!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Congratulations to Christine Franklin for being named the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Teacher of the Week! This is truly a well-deserved honor.  Read more about this award at 

Monday, March 10, 2014

The primary purpose of the Fulbright Program is “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the more than 150 countries that currently participate in the Fulbright Program.”  Approximately 800 U.S. Scholar Program grants are provided to U.S. faculty.  Fulbright alumni have moved on to attain notable distinctions throughout the United States.  Through this grant, Christine will work with faculty at The University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand from February to June of 2015 and looks forward to bringing back “knowledge to further promote K-12 Statistics in the U.S. and internationally.”  The department wishes Chris our profound congratulations and we look forward to hearing more about her accomplishments through the Fulbright Program upon her return!

Monday, February 24, 2014

"The Best Writing on Mathematics" is published annually by Princeton University Press.  Nicole Lazar's column "The Arts - Digitized, Quantified, and Analyzed," was originally published in CHANCE Magazine and will be published in the 2014 edition of “The Best Writing on Mathematics” which is expected to be released later this year.  According to the Princeton University Press, “this annual anthology brings together the year’s finest mathematics writing from around the world.”  Congratulations Nicole on this prestigious accomplishment!