Replacing Richard will be Julie Davis, who has transferred from the External Affairs Division, and who was with us previously in 2007-08. Julie will bring back her prior experience in the position, as well as new skills that she developed while at the foundation. Welcome back Julie!
Richard Worthington, who was our Administrative Associate, has transferred to the Department of Romance Languages as their IT Professional Associate. We appreciate Richard’s skilled support to our department, and we congratulate and wish him the best of luck in his new IT position!
Our best student awards this year go to Best Senior, Hsin-Ping Wu; Best Beginning Applied, Adam Jaeger; Best Beginning Theoretical, Sandra Addo and Haileab Hilafu. Congratulations to these hard-working students! Each student will receive a monetary award and certificate.
Our department is very pleased with the hiring of Dr. Mark Werner, who started his position as Lecturer in August 2010. Mark will play an important role in teaching statistics for business students, and is also interested in further pursuing his interests in statistics education. Welcome Mark!
We would also like to congratulate Dr. Kim Gilbert and Jack Morse, in that their positions are now permanent instead of temporary. Kim is a Lecturer, primarily working with MSIT 3000 classes (along with Mark), and Jack Morse is now a permanent Instructor who teaches STAT 2000 classes.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is an advanced technology for studying brain functions. Due to the complexity and high cost of fMRI experiments, high quality multi-objective (MO) fMRI designs are in great demand; they help to render precise statistical inference, and are keys to the success of fMRI experiments. Here, we propose an efﬁcient approach for obtaining MO fMRI designs. In contrast to existing methods, the proposed approach does not require users to specify weights for the different objectives, and can easily handle constraints to fulﬁll customized requirements.