Yiming Zhang has won the 1st place award (Spiegelman Award) of the 2021 Transportation Statistics Interest Group (TSIG) of the ASA Student Paper Competition.
His paper is entitled “Bayesian Criterion-based Assessments of Recurrent Event Models with Applications to Commercial Truck Driver Behavior Studies” co-authored with Feng Guo and Ming-Hui Chen.
Yunqi Wang is a recipient of The Kenneth and Paula Munson Family Fund for Student Support in Health Sciences Fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year.
Yao Zheng’s Research Excellence Program (REP) proposal for AY 2020-21 entitled “Novel Statistical Modeling Techniques for High-Dimensional Time Series Data” has been selected for funding by OVPR.
Congratulations to Professor Yao Zheng!
IMS New Researcher Travel Award can be used for travel to present a paper or a poster at any IMS-sponsored or co-sponsored meeting.
HaiYing Wang has received a three-year NSF grant as Principal Investigator. Start Date: 06/15/2021, End Date: 05/31/2024
Project Title: CIF: Small: Statistically Optimal Subsampling for Big Data and Rare Events Data.
PhD student Elizabeth Gibbs has been named a James A. Hickman Scholar by The Society of Actuaries for 2021-2022 academic year.
The Society of Actuaries Names 2021—2022 James C. Hickman Scholars
Schaumburg, IL (May 14) – The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced four new SOA James C. Hickman Scholars. Each recipient will receive a $20,000 stipend for the 2021—2022 academic year. The program provides stipends to doctoral candidates who will, through their studies and careers, address research and education needs of the actuarial profession.
For more details, please check https://www.soa.org/resources/announcements/press-releases/2021/hickmans-scholar/
Samiran Ghosh (Ph.D. 2006), Director of Biostatistics in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor (Tenured).
Prof. Dipak Dey is the winner of the 2021 Faculty Mentoring of Faculty Award.
The Faculty Mentoring Awards will recognize faculty who demonstrate exemplary support, encouragement, and the creation of opportunities to enrich the learning and professional development of others. Awards will be given in three categories each year: mentoring of faculty, mentoring of graduate students, and mentoring of undergraduate students.
For more information please refer to: https://clas.uconn.edu/faculty-staff/awards/
The Department of Statistics is proud to announce the following students have been accepted into the University of Connecticut Phi Beta Kappa Chapter.
Rujue Du, Aidan Garrity, Ryan Grossman, Georgia Kasperowicz, Anusha Kumar, Dan Meskill, Nigel Mills, Ziheng Wang and Xinyi Zhang
Congratulations on this prestigious honor!
Watch virtual ceremony here
We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professor HaiYing Wang has been promoted to Associate Professor effective August 23, 2021.
Congratulations Professor HaiYing!