Capstone Course Featured in American Statistical Association Webinar

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nicole Lazar represented the University of Georgia Department of Statistics in an American Statistical Association Webinar on Undergraduate Statistics Capstone programs.  The University of Georgia Department of Statistics was one of five Universities featured in the webinar.  To view the webinar, follow the link below:

The Role and Variety of Undergraduate Statistics Capstones


Jack Morse Receives the 2014 Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes faculty in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences who show a sustained commitment to high-quality instruction; particularly those engaged in undergraduate teaching. Congratulations to Jack Morse on this well-deserved honor!

Welcome Brett!

Monday, October 7, 2013

29179_427403910742_4966737_n (1)_0.jpgA warm welcome to Brett Johns, our new IT Professional.  Brett comes to us from Canton, Georgia.  He has been at UGA in some capacity, either as a student or employee, since moving to Athens in 2007.  Brett graduated from UGA with a degree in Political Science and is currently studying for his master's degree in Internet Technology.  Outside of IT, he enjoys being a politically active member of the community and spends most Saturdays keeping up with college football.  

Lynne Billard Receives 2013 COPSS Florence Nightingale David Award

Monday, August 12, 2013

medium_Billard.jpgThe department congratulates University Professor Lynne Billard as the 2013 recipient of the COPSS Florence Nightingale David Award. This award, jointly sponsored by COPSS and the Caucus for Women in Statistics and awarded in odd numbered years, recognizes “a female statistician who exemplifies the contributions of Florence Nightingale David”. More information about COPSS awards can be found at

Read more in UGA TODAY!

Welcome Dr. Wenxuan Zhong and Dr. Ping Ma!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Joining us from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Wenxuan Zhong and Dr. Ping Ma offer a plethora of experience including Doctoral degrees from Purdue University and serving as Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard University.  Dr. Zhong, whose interests include computational biology, bioinformatics and variable selection, will join our department as a tenure track Associate Professor while Dr. Ma joins us as Adjunct Associate Professor with interests in bioinformatics, functional data analysis and geophysics.  We are thrilled to have both Dr. Zhong and Dr. Ma as part of the department and look forward to their future endeavors at UGA.