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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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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: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9456829. 

 

To view the article in the March 30th Column's Issue, follow the link below:
http://issuu.com/ugacolumns/docs/uga_columns_march_30__2015

 

The article can also be found at: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/norovirus-symptoms-last-an-average-of-44-hours-0315/

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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.41931/abstract.

To view the article, following the link below:
http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/recipe-for-antibacterial-plastic-plastic-plus-egg-whites-0315/

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 (agoeckel@uga.edu). 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 (pdschlie@uga.edu).

For more information about the Department and the University, please go to http://www.stat.uga.edu. More information about the courses that the Department teaches can be found at http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx?Prefix=STAT.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Faculty Promotions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The department is pleased to announce the promotions of several of our faculty members. Our warmest congratulations to Kim Gilbert, for her promotion to Senior Lecturer; to Jennifer Kaplan, for her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure; to Kim Love-Myers, for her promotion to Senior Academic Professional; and to Ping Ma, for his promotion to Full Professor.  We are proud of our colleagues and their accomplishments and wish them all continued success in the years to come. 

Two Department of Statistics Alumni Named as AAAS Fellows

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Welcome to New AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society. It is a remarkable accomplishment to be chosen as an AAAS Fellow. To be admitted into the 140-year-old organization, nominees are reviewed by steering groups within their particular sections, and a final list is then forwarded to the AAAS Council, who then votes on the aggregate list. The Department of Statistics is proud to see two of our alumni bestowed with such a prestigious honor: Dr. Susmita Datta and Dr. Sanjay Shete.

Now a professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Datta was elected as an AAAS Fellow for her contributions to research in bioinformatics, computational biology, and biostatistics. She is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She currently serves as president of the Caucus for Women in Statistics. Datta received both her MS '90 and her PhD '95 from UGA Department of Statistics.

Shete, who received his PhD '98 from the UGA Department of Statistics, is a genetic epidemiologist and the section chief of behavioral and social statistics at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the principal investigator for a number of research projects at MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as the university’s director of the biostatistics, bioinformatics, and systems biology program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Datta and Shete will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin — the colors representing the disciplines of science and engineering — on Saturday, February 14, during the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California.

Congratulations to Dr. Susmita Datta and Dr. Sanjay Shete for your continued success and advancement. And as always, Go Dawgs!

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