Dr. Pengsheng Ji Published a Discussion Paper on Statistician Coauthorship and Citation Networks in the Annals of Applied Statistics.This 2016 paper exposes interesting patterns, trends and communities in the field of statistics, using the new data set covering 3400 papers published in four of the top journals in statistics from 2003 to 2012. Professor Bernard Silverman from University of Oxford writes an illuminating introduction; researchers from Harvard, Yale, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of California and Microsoft Research have inspiring comments.
Congratulations to Statistics students Xianyan Chen, Xiaodong Jiang, Jerry Shi, and Yang Song, who are one of five finalist teams in the Capital One Contest. The team members, along with advisor Jaxk Reeves, have been invited to Capital One headquarters, where they, along with the four other finalist teams, will present their analysis. The winner will be determined after the team presentations, April 20-22, 2016.
We wish the best of luck with the next stage of the competition!
Connor Gibbs and Andrew Kane Receive CURO Award have been selected as two of the Fall Curo Award winners. Congratulations Connor and Andrew!
The Jackie Dietz Best Journal of Statistics Education Paper Award, established in 2011, is given annually to the best paper in the Journal of Statistics Education in the previous year. It is named in honor of Jackie Dietz, the founding editor of the journal. We are extremely proud of Jennifer J. Kaplan for receiving this honor. She was recognized for her collaborative work with John Gabrosek, Phyllis Curtiss, and Christopher J. Malone titled “Investigating Student Understanding of Histograms,” published in the Journal of Statistics Education (Volume 22, Number 2, 2014).
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:
Christine Franklin | Undergraduate Coordinator
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!