News

– 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.

– 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. At this time we do not have a make-up exam scheduled due to overall uncertainty of how this all will pan out.

 

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.

– Chaoran Hu has received the 2020 Student Paper Award in the Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics Sections of the ASA

We are pleased to inform you that Chaoran’s paper on animal movement has been selected as one of the winners of this year’s student paper competition from the Section on Statistical Computing and the Section on Statistical Graphics of ASA. The same paper has also been chosen as honorable mention for 2020 JSM ENVR section student paper competition award.

More info about the Award of ASA can be found at the following links: Click here

Congratulations!

– Zhe Sun has received 2020 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award and John Van Ryzin Award

We are delighted to report that Zhe’s manuscript entitled Sparse Log-Contrast Regression with Functional Compositional Predictors: Linking Gut Microbiome Trajectory in Early Postnatal Period to Neurobehavioral Development of Preterm Infants has been selected as the best paper submitted this year(2020) to the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Award Competition! This paper was co-authored by Zhe Sun, Wanli Xu, Xiaomei Cong, Gen Li and Kun Chen. This award for the top paper is called the John Van Ryzin Award, and is awarded to Zhe in addition to the Distinguished Student Paper Award.

This is an unprecedented achievement in the department of Statistics. Congratulations!

– Yan Li has received 2020 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award

We are happy to report that Yan Li has been selected to receive one of the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region’s (ENAR) Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2020 ENAR Spring Meeting in Nashville, TN. He is co-advised by Dr. Jun Yan and Dr. Kun Chen. The award recognizes his paper entitled “Pursuing Sources of Heterogeneity in Mixture Regression”, co-authored by Yan Li, Chun Yu, Yize Zhao, Robert Aseltine, Weixin Yao and Kun Chen.

Once again, the quality of manuscripts submitted was high and the competition was keen. It was difficult for the committee to choose among so many deserving papers. Congratulations on his accomplishment!