Announcement

– Professor Dipak Dey has been selected to be a recipient of the 2020 IISA(International Indian Statistical Association) Service Award.

We are very pleased to inform you that Professor Dipak Dey has been selected by the 2020 IISA Awards Committee to be a recipient of the IISA(International Indian Statistical Association) Service Award. Dr. Dey’s selection is a testament to his accomplishments and impactful service to the profession of statistics. The selection committee comprised of senior and respected and statisticians unequivocally recommended Professor Dey for the IISA 2020 Service Award.

The Service Award (SA) recognizes dedicated members of the association including India Chapter members who have rendered exceptional service to the IISA community, and represent ‘models of excellence’ to the IISA members. Exceptional service includes outstanding leadership by creating a purpose for energetic members to be vigorously engaged in innovative IISA activities; demonstrating vision, creativity, and dedication for identifying new members for meritorious engagement.

Congratulations!

– Ming-Hui Chen received 2020 International Chinese Statisticians Association (ICSA) Distinguished Achievement Award.

For outstanding contributions to research in Bayesian methodology, Bayesian computation, categorical data analysis, meta-analysis, survival data analysis, and analysis of missing data; for innovative interdisciplinary work within industry and medicine, especially in advancing the understanding and the management of prostate cancer and complications from its treatment; and for significant contributions to the development and growth of ICSA and exceptional leadership for the statistical community.

– Regarding Spring 2020 Pass/Fail (P/F) and DROP policies:

University and CLAS policies for the Spring 2020, as well as many FAQ, may be found here:

https://clasadvising.uconn.edu/coronavirus/

The Department of Statistics Spring 2020 policies are given below.  We strongly advise our majors to discuss their plans of converting a required course for their major to P/F grading with their academic advisor.

The P/F request form may be found here.

Department of Statistics Spring 2020 Policies for P/F in Undergraduate Statistics Majors and Minors:

POLICY ON P/F COURSES FOR STATISTICS MAJORS (Applies to STATISTICS and MATHEMATICS-STATISTICS)

In addition to University and CLAS rules, any STAT courses taken as P/F during Spring 2020 can be used to satisfy a major requirement in the Department of Statistics, as long as they are approved to satisfy such requirements in a plan of study.

POLICY ON P/F COURSES FOR MATH MAJORS (Applies to all MATH majors, including MATHEMATICS-STATISTICS)

In addition to University and CLAS rules, any MATH courses taken as P/F during Spring 2020 can be used to satisfy a major requirement in the Department of Mathematics, as long as they are approved to satisfy such requirements in a plan of study, with the exception of MATH 2710/2710W and MATH 2142, which need to be taken for a letter grade if they are going to be used as a prerequisite for future courses requiring a grade in them of C or better.

POLICY ON P/F COURSES FOR THE STATISTICS MINOR

In addition to University and CLAS rules, of the courses approved for satisfying the minor in Statistics, a maximum of two courses (for a maximum of 7 credits) taken as P/F during Spring 2020 may be used to satisfy the minor in Statistics.

– Masters/ PhD Qualifying Exam (2020 May) has been cancelled

The Department has come to the decision to cancel the May 11, 2020 Qualifying Exam. At this time we do not have a make-up exam scheduled due to overall uncertainty of how this all will pan out.

For now if there are any Masters in STAT or Masters in BIST students who were planning to take the MS Exam this May to Graduate either this May or Summer 2020 please e-mail Anthony Luis (a.luis@uconn.edu) right away by April 15th so we can get a headcount of students effected by this. Again this only applies to those MS students wishing to graduate THIS MAY or THIS SUMMER.

Those of you who have signed up for the PhD qualifying exam scheduled in May, 2020. Due to the current extraordinary circumstance, the Department has decided to cancel the exam, however, if you are an MS student and have applied for admission to our PhD program, you will be admitted regardless of your record of the qualifying exam. Please note that if you have not cleared the PhD qualifying exam, you are still required to do so in your remaining attempts in order to be eligible for continuing study in the PhD program. Please send Tracy Burke an email once you submit your application.

The next exam is currently scheduled for January 2021.

– Coronavirus status update – Department of statistics, UConn

Coronavirus status update – Department of statistics, UConn

 

Please refer to UConn’s information page regarding the overall updates and policies concerning the Coronavirus situation. https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus

 

Per the university’s policy, teaching will be done via the web for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

 

All department events are currently suspended until the university deems it safe to resume public gatherings.

 

The Department of Statistics Spring 2020 PASS of Fail policies are given in this link.  We strongly advise our majors to discuss their plans of converting a required course for their major to P/F grading with their academic advisor.

 

The Department has come to the decision to cancel the May 11, 2020 Qualifying Exam. The next exam is currently scheduled for January 2021.

 

The main office will be functioning during this time but we ask that you communicate with us via e-mail or by phone to limit foot traffic in the main office.

 

UConn Storrs buildings will not be unlocked during their regularly scheduled hours. If you must come to campus, please coordinate it with our staff. In general, we ask everyone to keep visiting the department to absolutely essential matters.

 

We are hopeful that this unpleasant situation will not last long, but until then we ask everyone to follow the recommendations and guidelines of the University, State, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.