Congratulations to our alumnus Sudipto Banerjee (2000, PhD), Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health for receiving the 2019 George W. Snedecor award, which was established in 1976 and is one of the prestigious COPSS awards based on the high standards of his paper `Hierarchical nearest-neighbor Gaussian process models for large geostatistical datasets’ (by Datta, A., Banerjee, S., Finley, A.O. and Gelfand, A.E.), as well as the impressive extent to which Sudipto has been instrumental in the development of statistical theory in biometry, in particular, his groundbreaking and fundamental work on Bayesian hierarchical modelling and the analysis of large spatial datasets, and his contributions to the mapping of disease incidence in space and time, and the analysis of environmental exposures.
Former student Karthik Bharath, Ph.D. (2012) has been promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. Congratulations, Dr. Bharath!
Former student Feng Guo (Ph.D 2007) was just recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor at Virginia Tech. Congratulations, Dr. Guo!
Professor Nalini Ravishanker is the recipient of the 2018/2019 Thomas E. Recchio Faculty Coordinator Award for Academic Leadership awarded by the UConn Early College Experience Program.
Yishu Xue received one of the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2019 ENAR Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
The award recognizes her paper entitled “An Online Updating Approach for Testing the Proportional Hazards Assumption with Streams of Big Survival Data”, co-authored with Profs. HaiYing Wang, Jun Yan, and Elizabeth Schifano.
The Department of Statistics congratulates Professor Elizabeth Schifano for her election as a member of the International Statistical Institute.
The UConn Statistics Biopharmaceutical Summer Academy will be held during August 6-24.
The three-week summer academy will be an immersive, collaborative, dynamic and academic experience for students who are planning to pursue a career as a statistician/programmer in pharmaceuticals and health analytics.
For more information, please check http://merlot.stat.uconn.edu/BI-UConn/index.html.
Congratulations to our PhD students Xiaokang Liu and Wanwan Xu, each of whom received honorable mention in the student poster competition at The Fourth International Workshop on the Statistical Analyses of Multi-outcome Data (SAM 2018).
Professor HaiYing Wang has just received a NSF grant on the project, entitled “Collaborative Research: Information-Based Subdata Selection Inspired by Optimal Design of Experiments.”
Prof. Dey awarded 2018 Distinguished Science Alumni Award by Purdue University. For more information, please check https://www.science.purdue.edu/Alumni/recognition/2018-distinguished-science-alumni/dipak-dey.html.