Each year, the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is given to Teaching Assistants whose teaching performance ranks in the top 10% of all TAs at the University of Georgia. This year, we congratulate Adrijo Chakraborty, Jacob Martin and Greg Jansen for receiving this well-deserved honor.
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!
A travel authorization must be submitted for University of Georgia employees who will travel out-of-state on official University business. (*Note that out-of-state is defined as 50 miles outside the Georgia border.)
Please complete and submit the below information to request a Travel Authority be submitted on your behalf.
For assistance, please contact the department's Administrative Associate by phone (706) 542-3297.
The faculty members below have volunteered to drive to the Health Sciences Campus for the Faculty Retreat on Friday November 2, 2013. Temporary parking permits have been purchased for these drivers that will allow them to park in any parking lot on the Health Sciences Campus except for the visitor pay lot. If you wish to sign-up to ride with someone in advance, you may do so below.
The Department of Statistics Faculty Retreat will be held:
Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9am to 4pm
The Health Sciences Campus
Room 217, Russell Hall (1425 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606.)
Lunch will be provided by the Department.
A 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.
The department congratulates University Professor Lynne Billard as the 2013 recipient of the COPSS Florence Nightingale David Award.
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.
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.
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.