Ofer Harel, professor and director of graduate admissions, will assume the position of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs on March 15, 2021. A member of the UConn Department of Statistics since 2005, Ofer’s scholarship includes methods for handling incomplete data, verification bias, and Bayesian analyses. He is a member of an NIH study section, and sits on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee. He will bring to the Dean’s Office his experience working in different research fields, including HIV/AIDS, health policy, Alzheimer’s disease, and alcohol and drug abuse. Recently, his news piece explaining margins of error in public processes like polling and vaccine trials was published across the U.S.; you can read it in UConn Today.