Congratulations to Shuchi Goyal and Rachel Zilinskas

Shuchi Goyal received a special scholarship from the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Statistics, where she was recently admitted into the doctoral program starting Fall 2018. She looks forward to pursuing her PhD in statistics and is particularly interested in the analysis of multidimensional data sets and identification of causational relationships. Congratulations, Shuchi!

Shuchi Goyal is Awarded CURO Research Assistantship

Statistics student Shuchi Goyal is a recipient of a CURO Research Assistantship for Spring 2018. This award includes a one-semester stipend of $1000 to conduct faculty-mentored research. As a CURO Research Assistant, Shuchi will continue her research on small area estimation, which she has been working on for the past six months under the guidance of Drs. Abhyuday Mandal and Gauri Datta.

Rui Xie Received GA Statistics Day Award

Rui Xie, a Ph.D. Graduate Student and Big Data Analytics Lab Research Assistant, received the second prize for his poster titled, “Online Sequential Leveraging Sampling Method for Streaming
Time Series Data” at the Georgia Statistics Day 2017 held at Emory University on October 9, 2017. Rui is working this research project under the advisement of Professor Ping Ma and Professor TN Sriram. Congratulations, Rui!

Cheng Meng and Chul Moon received book awards for their posters. Congratulations to all!

Xiaoxiao Sun receives award from ASA Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics student paper competition

Xiaoxiao Sun's paper "An asympirical smoothing parameters selection appproach for SS-ANOVA models in large samples" has been selected as one of the winners of this year's student paper competition from the Section on Statistical Computing. The award will be presented at this year's Joint Statistical Meetings held in Vancouver from July 28-August 2.

Congratulations Xiaoxiao on this great acheivement!

Congratulations Dan Hall, Abhyuday Mandal, Cheolwoo Park, and Wenxuan Zhong

The Department of Statistics congratulates Dan Hall, Abhyuday Mandal, Cheolwoo Park, and Wenxuan Zhong on their recent promotion to the rank of Full Professor and Pengsheng Ji on his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. This is an impressive slate of promotions for our department and represents the extraordinary caliber of our faculty at every stage of their careers. We all have reason to be very proud of their superior efforts and accomplishments.

Congratulations again! 

(last updated 2/14/18)

UGA Statistics Student Wins National Research Paper Competition

Rhiannon Euhus is a fourth year undergraduate student in the Statistics department. This semester, Rhiannon participated in a national research paper competition with the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime, and won an award for a research paper she wrote entitled “Health Status and Healthcare Access of Incarcerated Women.” She attended the conference in Philadelphia to accept the award. Rhiannon plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD in Epidemiology. She hopes to work for the CDC or WHO conducting health research.