Announcement

– Prof. Robert Aseltine (UCHC), Prof. Kun Chen (UConn) and Fei Wang (Cornell) have been awarded an NIH R01 grant.

Kun Chen, Robert Aseltine from UCHC, Fei Wang from Cornell Medicine have just been awarded an NIH grant on developing suicide risk algorithms for diverse clinical settings using data fusion (R01-MH124740). Project title: Developing Suicide Risk Algorithms for Diverse Clinical Settings using Data Fusion. This is a four-year multi-PI grant from 09/2020 to 06/2024. We propose to use data from a large multi-state health information exchange, integrated with hospital data from the State of Connecticut, to develop and test suicide risk algorithms using principles associated with statistical data fusion and transfer learning. We will also team up with local hospitals to develop clinical supporting tools.

– Professor Xiaojing Wang’s Research Excellence Program (REP) proposal has been selected for funding.

We are very pleased to inform you that Professor Wang’s Research Excellence Program (REP) proposal for AY 2019-2020 entitled “The Promise of Bayesian Learning in Mobile Health” has been selected for funding in the amount of $25,000. Her project will make a valuable contribution to her field of inquiry and to the intellectual climate of the University as a whole.

Congratulations!

 

– 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!

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

Professor Ming-Hui Chen received the 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.

Congratulations!

– 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.