Four Statistics Undergrads Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Congratulations to four of our undergraduates students for being elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. As the world's oldest and most widely known academic honor society, it is truly an honor for our students, Cody Baetz, Zhuoxi Li, Joshua Lukemire, and Joseph Powell, to be elected into such a prestigious society. This past fall, the honor society celebrated its 100th year on UGA's campus. Phi Beta Kappa is one of several honor fraternities at the University, extending recognition to students on the basis of  scholarship, character and high academic standing. Congratulations to our students for joining this distinguished group! 

Statistics Undergraduate Students at CURO 2015 Symposium

Friday, April 3, 2015

Several of our undergraduate Statistics majors participated in the 2015 CURO Symposium held at the Classic Center in Athens on March 30 and 31, 2015.
Samantha Cao and Andrew Kane made a poster presentation of their research supervised by Dr. Abhyuday Mandal, and Zachary Stokes made a poster presentation of his research supervised by Drs. Abhyuday Mandal and T. N. Sriram. We were glad to see President Jere Morehead stop by to learn about their work. Congratulations, Stat Majors!


Picture (from left to right) Joshua Lukemire, Samantha Cao, President Jere W. Morehead, Zachary Stokes, Dr. Abhyuday Mandal, Dr. T. N. Sriram

Third-Year Statistics Student Theresa Devasia's Research Featured in UGA Columns Magazine

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Third-year statistics major, Theresa Devasia's collaborated UGA's College of Public Health's Andreas Handel to research norovirus infections, sometimes know as the stomach flu. Working on this study, Devasia and Handel studied a large set of outbreaks of norovirus infections. They went through past research in order to collect their data, searching for norovirus outbreaks and obtaining details about the patients, the setting, means of transmission and other relevant values. Devasia and Handel's study was recently published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection and the article itself can be found at: 


To view the article in the March 30th Column's Issue, follow the link below:


The article can also be found at:

Mandal's Collaborative Research Featured in UGA Today Article

Friday, March 27, 2015

Abhyuday Mandal's research study with Suraj Sharma of the department of textiles, merchandising, and interiors was featured in an article for UGA Today! The study, "Protein-based bioplastics and their antibacterial potential," is available online at

To view the article, following the link below:

Accepting Applications: Limited-term Assistant Professor

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia (UGA) has an opening for a one-year limited-term position at the Assistant Professor level, starting Aug. 14, 2015.  A PhD in Statistics, or a closely related field, is required.  The Department offers a vibrant research environment, with emphases in theoretical statistics, Big Data (genomics and neuroimaging), statistics education, and statistical consulting.  Teaching load for the year is six semester-long courses, three each term.  Some courses will be repeated from Fall to Spring.  Precise assignments will be in accordance with departmental needs, but may include a range of courses from upper-level undergraduate through beginning PhD.

In order to apply, candidates should send a current CV with a letter or email that expresses interest in the position to Ashten Goeckel ( The department will contact leading candidates for additional information and application materials. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Professor Paul Schliekelman, Associate Head (

For more information about the Department and the University, please go to More information about the courses that the Department teaches can be found at

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