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– Shan Hu: In Memoriam

A great alumna and a dear friend of our department, Dr. Shan Hu, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 7th 2016, at the age of 30. Shan was an excellent student who received her PhD in Statistics in 2012. Everyone who knew Shan will fondly remember her shining smile and positive attitude regardless of what life threw her way. She was a genuinely good person, shining at what she did, and always willing to help people around her. She will be very much missed by all of us who had overlap with her at UConn. Our thoughts are with her family, especially her five year old son, husband, and parents.

– Alumnus Sujit K. Ghosh (PhD, 1996) elected President of the International Indian Statistical Association

Professor Sujit K. Ghosh, NC State University – who received his Ph.D. in 1996 at the University of Connecticut – has being elected President of the International Indian Statistical Association.

– Alumnus Sujit K. Ghosh (PhD, 1996) Wins 2016 Hind Rattan Award

A department alumnus, Professor Sujit K. Ghosh of North Carolina State University, has being selected for the prestigious 2016 Hind Rattan Award given by the NRI Welfare Society of India. Professor Ghosh graduated in 1996.

The Hind Rattan (Hindi phrase translated to English as “Jewel of India”) is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident Indian citizens (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization under the umbrella of the Government of India. The award is granted at the Society’s annual congress, held in conjunction with national Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations. The award ceremony is attended by senior members of the Government of India and of the Supreme Court of India.

– Ved Deshpande and M. Henry Linder Win FTC DetectaRobo Analytics Challenge

PhD students Ved Deshpande and M. Henry Linder have won the Federal Trade Commission’s DetectaRobo analytic challenge, held as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking in June. Ved and Henry used statistical / machine learning techniques to build a model that predicts whether a phone call originated from an automated calling system.

– Chongliang Luo Wins ICSA Student Paper Award

PhD student Chongliang Luo has won the ICSA Student Paper Award. The article, entitled “Canonical Variate Regression”, was coauthored by Chongliang Luo, Jin Liu, Dipak Dey and Kun Chen. Chongliang will present the paper at the 2015 ICSA Applied Statistical Symposium in Colorado.

– Gyuhyeong Goh Receives Student Paper Award & JSM Invitation

JSM_2015Gyuhyeong Goh, a PhD student, received a student paper award from the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) to present his paper, “Bayesian Sparse Reduced Rank Multivariate Regression“, at the 2015 JSM in Seattle.


– Annual Department Awards Announced

The Statistics Department has announced this year’s award winner for student achievement.  Winners received were recognized with a reception, certificates, and $100 gift cards for the UConn Co-Op. Congratulations to the awardees!


H. Fairfield Smith Award for Applied Statistics Fan Zhang & Hao Li
Gottfried Noether Award for Mathematical Statistics Fan Zhang
Probability Sequence Award Zhuo Wang & Jing Wu
Best Performance in Statistical Inference Ved Deshpande
Teaching Award Paul McLaughlin
Appreciation for Outstanding Service Ved Despande & Dooti Roy

– Chantal Larose Wins First Place in Student Research Competition

UconnSealChantal Larose won first place at the Applied Public Health Statistics (APHS) student research competition, which took place at the 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, LA. Three student finalists were invited to present at APHA based on summaries of their research, and the ordering of the finalists was determined based on their presentations.  Chantal presented the paper “Clustering Incomplete Data via Normal Mixture Models and Multiple Imputation” co-authored with Drs. Dipak Dey and Ofer Harel.