University of Georgia Statistics major, Rachel A. Zilinskas, has been selected for the 2017 CURO Summer Fellowship. Rachel has loved Statistics ever since she took her first Stat class in High School. She is currently working with Dr. Mandal studying experimental design and also a student in the Terry College of Business earning a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. She will be working with Dr. Abhyuday Mandal on his collaborative research project with Dr. Suraj Sharma in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors.
Statistics student, Jordan Eckert, has been awarded the Curo Research Assistantship. This award includes a one-semester stipend of $1000 to conduct faculty-mentored research under the guidance of Dr. Megan Lutz.
Two Statistics students have been asked to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest of all American honor societies. It is one of the most distinguished honors in academic circles to be invited to join the society. This year’s invitees include Andrew Goodman and Daniel Oltmann. Congratulations to these fantastic students!
Those who choose to join Phi Beta Kappa will be honored at an initiation ceremony on Tuesday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel on North Campus, with a reception following the ceremony. The ceremony is open to the public.
The Grimes Fellowship provides academic year support to a graduate student in Franklin College majoring in the Natural Sciences working on the area of cancer research. The winner must be in good academic standing, have innovative ideas, and strong work ethic and a creative mind.
Dr. Ping Ma from the Department of Statistics was featured in UGA Today on October, 24 2016 for his use of a new grant to crunch big data numbers. This research could help tackle diseases and save lives.
To read the entire article, please click here.
The department is so excited and proud for this accomplished researcher to be part of our team.
Seeking Applicants - Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The position is located in the Big Data Analytics lab (malab.uga.edu) and will include working on computational biology/bioinformatics supported by an NIH grant under the direction of Dr. Ping Ma, UGA Professor of Statistics. Please click here for more information on how to apply.
Statistics Major, Sarah Robinson, won the "Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation Award" at the International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics, held in Greensboror, NC on September 30th- October 2nd, 2016. The award was for her presentation on her research on "Functional Data Analysis of Copy Number Alterations in Bladder Cancer Tumors". She performed this research during Computational Biology REU at UConn Health Center for Quantitative Medicine, in the Summer of 2016.
The University of Georgia's Department of Statistics is now searching for an Assistant Professor to add to our faculty. Please click here for more information.
For the third year in a row, student groups from the Department of Statistics have earned high recognition at the SAS Analytics Shootout. This year, a team captained by Rich Ross and advised by Dr. Dan Hall have placed third in the SAS Shootout Competition in Las Vegas.
Team Roster Includes:
Rich Ross (Captain), Yaotong Cai, Chunla He, Shiyu Ye, and Wenhao Pan. Advised by Dr. Dan Hall.
Please join the department in congratulating these outstanding students and professor!
Let's all congratulate Dr. Mark Werner on his amazing acheivements in Colorado over the long Labor Day weekend. While we were enjoying Labor Day, Mark was busy competing in two races on two consecutive days at Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado. He won the first race on Sunday, setting a new course record, and placed third on another race, Monday. In his usual humble way, Mark described his experience over the long weekend as: "It's all good, though, both myself and the local runners came away with some wins, so everybody was happy.".