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.  

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

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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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Zaid Abdo on his appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor.  Dr. Abdo recently joined the USDA Agricultural Research Service here in Athens and holds a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from the University of Idaho where he also served as Assistant Professor from 2006-2011 and Associate Professor from 2011-2012.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The department is pleased to announce the promotion of Lily Wang to Associate Professor with tenure.  Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Wang, whom we wish continued success in her academic endeavors.