We are pleased to announce that Jackson Lautier has been selected to receive a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). The Graduate Research Fellowships are highly competitive. A list of 2020 awardees can be found here: https://www.research.gov/grfp/Login.do
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.
The NSF expects to award 1,600 Graduate Research Fellowships per fiscal year under this program solicitation pending availability of funds.
Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
The Paper of the Month for March 2019 has been selected as:
Woodroofe, M. (1977). Second order approximations for sequential point and interval estimation. Ann. Statist., 5, 984-995.
Professor Nitis Mukhopadhyay has prepared notes that are available online here.
The Paper of the Month for February 2019 has been selected as:
Stein, C. (1981), Estimation of the mean of a multivariate normal distribution, Annals of Statistics, 9(6), 1135-1151.
Assistant Professor Yuwen Gu has prepared notes that are available online here.
The Paper of the Month for November 2018 has been selected as:
Liang, K. Y., & Zeger, S. L. (1986). Longitudinal data analysis using generalized linear models. Biometrika, 73(1), 13-22.
Professor Dipak Dey has prepared notes that are available online here.
The Department of Statistics has posted a new job posting for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.
More details can be found here.
The Department of Statistics will host an introduction to the University’s high-performance computing (HPC) cluster.
The presentation will include an overview of usage of the University’s HPC system, as well as a live demonstration.
The training will be held at 1pm on Friday, November 2, 2018, in AUST 340.
Attendees should register for an HPC account prior to the training, and should bring a laptop, if possible.
Department alumni Dooti Roy, Gregory Vaughan, Jianan Hui, Junxian Geng won the Professional Category of Data Expo at JSM 2018 with presentation titled “Should You Pay Attention to Daily Weather Forecasts? An Exploration”.
Dooti and Greg are pictured below after a successful presentation of their e-poster.