Graduate student, Sepideh Mosaferi, receives ASA Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics

June 2, 2021

Sepideh Mosaferi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics, was awarded the Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for an Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics. 

The scholarship is awarded based on three criteria: the potential to contribute to survey statistics, applied experience in survey statistics, and performance in graduate school. 

Sepideh MosaferiSepideh has achieved a lot of success since joining Iowa State University in the summer of 2017. Some accomplishments include being initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, passing the Ph.D. preliminary exam during her first year, teaching and co-teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, reviewing multiple journals, and writing independent papers. Sepideh is also the first female Ph.D. student from Iran in the statistics department at ISU. 

Before studying at Iowa State, Sepideh was a graduate student in statistics at the University of Maryland College Park where she received a Phi Kappa Phi prize and was recognized as an outstanding student by the Washington Statistical Society in Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree in statistics from the Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran, Iran.