Jung Ae Lee was selected to receive a 2011 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant. This award was established by the Graduate School as part of its strategic initiative to support innovation and interdisciplinarity in the dissertation research being conducted by doctoral students. Congratulations, Jung Ae!
The Department wishes to congratulate its second class of Mu Sigma Rho inductees. The following students will be inducted at 2:30 on April 29th:
Undergraduate Level Inductees:
John Averick, Jessica Floyd, Alexander Lyford, Stephen Morris, Julia Orr, Jamaal Parker, Zachary Robbins, Neeraj Sriram, Christopher Tenza, Nathan Ulrich
Graduate Level Inductees:
Ashley Askew, Andy Bartlett, Huanyao Gao, Qianying Hong, Siyan Hu, Adam Jaeger, Leopold Matamba, David Nelson, Chris O'Neal, Eugine Song, Junqi Yin, Guannan Wang, Xuedong Wu
The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Mandal on being a recipient of the 2011-2012 Sarah Moss Fellowship. Dr. Mandal will use his award in further pursuit of collaborative research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Adam Jaeger has earned an Honorable Mention for his recent proposal submitted to the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. From the Program Solicitation, "The NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement." Adam is in his second year of the graduate program, will earn his MS degree in Statistics in May, and will continue on in the PhD program with TN Sriram as his research advisor. Great job, Adam!
The Department wishes to congratulate Adam Jaeger and Andrew Hoss on receiving Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. This recognition is given to those TAs whose teaching performance ranks in the top ten percent of all TAs serving the University. Well done, Adam and Andrew!
The Department wishes to congratulate statistics undergraduate student, Julia Orr, on being elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely-known academic honorary society. An invitation for induction to Phi Beta Kappa is only offered to the most outstanding arts and sciences students, of which Julia is well deserving. Great job, Julia!
The department is pleased to announce the promotion of Xiangrong Yin to full professor, and the promotions of Abhyuday Mandal and Cheolwoo Park to associate professor with tenure. They have all been true assets to the department and we are confident that they will continue to excel! Congratulations!
Previous studies on event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (ER-fMRI) experimental designs are primarily based on linear models, in which a known shape of the hemodynamic response function (HRF) is assumed. However, the HRF shape is usually uncertain at the design stage. To address this issue, we consider a nonlinear model to accommodate a wide spectrum of feasible HRF shapes, and propose an approach for obtaining maximin effcient designs. Our approach involves a reduction in the parameter space and an ecient search algorithm.