Student Groups Place in Top Three in SAS Analytics Shootout

For the second year in a row, student groups from the Department of Statistics have placed in the top three in the SAS Analytics Shootout.  This year, two groups entered and both placed!  As noted by the competition organizers: "This year’s selection of winners was very difficult due to the large number of outstanding submissions." We are proud of our two teams and wish them both the best of luck.  The final results will be announced during the Analytics 2015 Conference to be held in Las Vegas in October 2015.

The student teams and their faculty advisors are:

Mon, 07/27/2015
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Mandal Receives Outstanding Academic Advisor Award

Congratulations to Abhyuday Mandal for receiving the 2015 Faculty division Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. He was presented with this honor for his advising skills, deep concern for his students, and going well beyond the norm to assist his advisees in having a meaningful academis experience at the University of Georgia. Best wishes to Dr. Mandal in his future advising! 

Thu, 06/11/2015
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Sriram & Iaci Awarded Abraham Wald Prize in Sequential Analysis

It may be summer in Athens, but our Statistics faculty and students are still hard at work! Congratulations to Professor T.N. Sriram and our former Ph.D. student Ross Iaci on being awarded the 2015 Abraham Wald Prize in Sequential Analysis. Sriram and Iaci's paper "Sequential Estimation for Time Series Models" was unanimously voted the best published paper among all papers published in the preimer international journal Sequential Analysis in 2014.

Mon, 06/29/2015
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Fulbright Recognition with Stat's Own Christine Franklin and the New Zealand Ambassador

As many of you may know, our Undergraduate Coordinator Christine Franklin has been in New Zealand these past couple months. On June 22nd, she attended the Fulbright recognition at the New Zealand Parliament. It was certainly a special night. That Monday she flew to Wellington for the Fulbright award ceremony held at Parliament. She is currently the only U.S. scholar of five still in New Zealand. All nine of her graduate students were able to attend along with a policy Fulbrighter (Ziyad) and her. The Statistics Department is looking forward to her return in 2 weeks.

Thu, 06/25/2015

GA Statistics Day

Please NoteDue to overwhelming response, registration for GA Stat Day is now closed.


Organizers:

Abhyuday Mandal, Nicole Lazar

Location:

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Athens, Georgia

The Georgia Statistics Day Conference Series:

Mu Sigma Rho Induction 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 inductees to the Mu Sigma Rho Honor Society!  Mu Sigma Rho is the national honorary society for statistics. Its purpose is the promotion and encouragement of scholarly activity in statistics, and the recognition of outstanding achievement among the students and instructional staff in eligible academic institutions.  

 

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Fri, 05/08/2015
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Congratulations to Theresa Devasia and Joshua Lukemire!

For the first time, the Best Capstone Student Award ended in a tie, with two winners, Theresa Devasia and Joshua Lukemire, sharing the 2015 award (and splitting the $500 cash prize).  With 32 (mostly highly motivated) students enrolled in this year’s Capstone (STAT 5010-5020) Course, it was not easy to select a ‘best’ student, and even selecting two co-winners was quite difficult.

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Fri, 05/01/2015
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