The Department hosted the Symposium on New Directions in Asymptotic Statistics at the Georgia Center, May 15-16, 2009. The event was organized by T.N. Sriram and Ishwar Basawa. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this successful event!
A hearty welcome to Mr. Richard Worthington, who is our new Administrative Associate I. Richard brings substantial experience and skills into this challenging position, and we look forward to his professional development and contributions in both the administrative and IT support areas of our department.
Effective July 1, Dr. John Stufken has been reappointed as head of the Department for his third three year term. We congratulate Dr. Stufken on his outstanding administration of our department, and look forward to working with him in the coming years.
Congratulations to Nicole Lazar, who is the recipient of a 2010 Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences for her outstanding accomplishments as an instructor. Well deserved Nicole!
As part of its 60th anniversary, the University of New South Wales highlights 60 of its alumni in its alumni magazine UNSWorld. We are proud to report that it features one of our own, University Professor Lynne Billard.
The Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Steve Marron, Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as our distinguished speaker at the 18th annual Bradley Lecture. The lecture will be held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Meeting Room K on April 2, 2010. More information about this event can be found here.
Congratulations to Andrew Brown, Christy Jenkins, and David Nelson for receiving this year's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University. This award means that their teaching performance ranks in the top 10% of all TAs at the University! They will be recognized during the Honors Day program at 2:00 pm on April 7, 2010.
The functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data analysis group at the Department of Statistics , University of Georgia will host the second annual workshop for the Network of Greater Georgia Institutions for Neuroimaging and Statistics (NOGGINS). It will be held Friday April 23, in room Y/Z, at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia. Researchers from Statistics, Computer Science and Psychology will gather to discuss questions relating to the analysis of functional neuroimaging data. Dr.
John Stufken will be the Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in conjunction with the program Design and Analysis of Experiments, which will be held at the Institute from July 18 - December 21, 2011. The appointment as Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow is a one-month appointment at the Institute during the period of the program.
The department is delighted to announce that Christine Franklin will be inducted as faculty member into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in December of 2010. Congratulations Chris!