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— UConn PhD Student Jing Wu wins the 2017 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award

PhD Student Jing Wu was selected to receive one of the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2017 ENAR Spring Meeting in Washington, DC.

Her paper entitled “Bayesian Modeling and Inference for Nonignorably Missing Longitudinal Binary Response Data with Applications to HIV Prevention Trials” is joint work with Professors Joseph G. Ibrahim, Ming-Hui Chen, Elizabeth Schifano, and Jeffrey D. Fisher. Jing will present her paper at the 2017 ENAR Spring Meeting.

– Updated Qualifying Exam rules posted

New rules for the MS and PhD qualifying exams have been posted online. These rules take effect in the calendar year 2018.

– Fall 2016 Department Picnic

The Department of Statistics will host the annual fall picnic on September 25 in Coventry. More information is available here.

– UConn Statistics Department Alumni and Friends Dinner in Chicago

Information and registration for the “UConn Statistics Department Alumni and Friends Dinner in Chicago” can be found here.

– Team of UConn Students Win Award at ASA Datafest


A team of UConn undergraduates–Daniel Brink ’16, Nicholas Illenberger ’17, Jiachen Liang ’16, and Peter Tallcouch ’16–won an award for “Best Business Insight” at the American Statistical Association (ASA) Datafest competition, held at Wesleyan University from April 8-10. The students’ task was to analyze a dataset provided by Ticketmaster, and provide some new insights.

The students were advised by Professor Haim Bar, Professor Ofer Harel, and Professor Nalini Ravishanker and graduate students Henry Linder and Yaohua Zhang. Also in attendance to support the UConn team were graduate students Brian Bader, Ved Deshpande, and Greg Vaughan.