For Summer 2012, many of our students have earned excellent internship opportunities. They are:

Yi Chen, with Merck in Philadelphia, PA; Haileab Hilafu, with Vistakon in Jacksonville, FL; Xinyu Liu, with Kelly Services & Dow AgroScience in Indianapolis, IN; Guannan Wang, with SAS in Cary, NC; Li-Yu Wang, with Zurich Insurance Co. in Schaumburg, IL; Wenbo Wu, with Kelly Services & Dow AgroScience in Indianapolis, IN; Wenting Fan, with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, MA; and Linwei Hu, with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, MA.

Congratulations all around!!

Lecturer or Instructor Position Posted

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Instructor, starting August 2012. Preference will be given to strong applicants who qualify for the rank of Lecturer, which requires a Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field. However, applicants with an M.S. degree in statistics, or a closely related field, and an exceptional record of teaching excellence will receive consideration at the rank of Instructor.

Guannan Wang selected as a Statistical Summer Fellow

Third-year PhD student Guannan Wang has been selected by SAS Institute to be a Statistical Summer Fellow for SAS's Statistical Applications R & D group. This is a 12-week expenses paid summer internship in Cary, NC. The internship will focus on Small Area Estimation research and SAS package development, and should be very beneficial to Guannan in her doctoral research. She is one of only two Statistics students selected nationwide for this internship. Congratulations!

3rd NOGGINS Workshop

The functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data analysis group in the Department of Statistics, University of Georgia will host the third NOGGINS workshop on Friday, April 20, 2012. The workshop provides a forum for scientific communication and collaboration between researchers in the area of neuroscience and neuroimaging. This year's keynote speaker is Professor Ian Dryden, of the University of South Carolina. The event is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS).