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.".
Dr. Jennifer Kaplan and Department of Statistics PhD Student, Kristen Roland were featured in the August 2016 edition of the Innovation Gateway Newsletter. This monthly e-newsletter was started in 2015 to share the latest news from UGA's Innovation Gateway and to highlight faculty participating in UGA's mission to move new discoveries into the marketplace. Way to go Dr. Kaplan and Kristen on promoting the Department of Statistics!
You can view the entire newsletter here.
Please read an exciting discussion with 1996 ASA President, Lynne Billard, which appeared in the July 2016 issue of AMSTAT News. Congratulations, Lynne!
Congratulations to all our students this year on their excellent acheivments within the department! Andrew Mullins was selected as the best MS Student, Chul Moon and Xinliang Zhang tied for the best beginning PhD student, and Fei Liu was selected as best Senior Student. We are so incredibly proud of all our winners. Congratulations again!
Congratulations to our four statistics students who won the Outstanding TA Award. Alexei Ionan, Arunava Samaddar, Vineet Vora, and Chuck Wang all go above and beyond the duties of a TA to help and encourage all the students who they come in contact with. This is a University award, given to students who are in compliance with the University TA Policy and who are amont the best 10% of TAs at The University of Georgia. Congratulations again to these four outstanding TAs!
Statistics students Xianyan Chen, Xiaodong Jiang, Jerry Shi, and Yang Song were one of the five finalist teams in teh Capital One Contest. The team members, along with advisor, Jaxk Reeves, were invited to Capital One headquarters from April 20-22, 2016. Here, they presented their analysis and were named first place winners in the competition! Congratulations to these students and Dr. Jaxk Reeves for this great achievemnet!
Dr. Pengsheng Ji Published a Discussion Paper on Statistician Coauthorship and Citation Networks in the Annals of Applied Statistics.This 2016 paper exposes interesting patterns, trends and communities in the field of statistics, using the new data set covering 3400 papers published in four of the top journals in statistics from 2003 to 2012. Professor Bernard Silverman from University of Oxford writes an illuminating introduction; researchers from Harvard, Yale, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of California and Microsoft Research have inspiring comments.
Congratulations to Statistics students Xianyan Chen, Xiaodong Jiang, Jerry Shi, and Yang Song, who are one of five finalist teams in the Capital One Contest. The team members, along with advisor Jaxk Reeves, have been invited to Capital One headquarters, where they, along with the four other finalist teams, will present their analysis. The winner will be determined after the team presentations, April 20-22, 2016.
We wish the best of luck with the next stage of the competition!
Connor Gibbs and Andrew Kane Receive CURO Award have been selected as two of the Fall Curo Award winners. Congratulations Connor and Andrew!