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  • Lynna Chu and Dan Nordman with in front of the banner with their awards.

    Lynna Chu, assistant professor, and Daniel Nordman, professor and Dale G. Grosvenor Chair, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching and scholarship at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony held on Monday, February 19.

  • Four statistics majors at Iowa State University have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa. Emily Allen, Zachary Swayne, Allison Loomis, and Charles Teggatz have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.

    Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in the United States with a history dating back to its founding at the College of William and Mary in 1776.

  • Nettleton Appointed to Second Term

    With a demonstrated record of building community within the department and effectively managing resources, Dan Nettleton has been approved to continue leading Iowa State University’s Department of Statistics.

    Nettleton, distinguished professor and Laurence H. Baker Endowed Chair in Biological Statistics, was first appointed chair of the department in 2019. His reappointment will take effect July 1 for another five-year term.

  • Yuhang Lin

    Congratulations to Statistics graduate student Yuhang (Tom) Lin. His paper, titled 'A Reproducible Pipeline for Extracting Representative Signals from Wire Cuts,' has been selected for the 2024 Student Paper Award in the ASA Section on Statistical Graphics. He will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and will present his work at JSM 2024, which takes place in August in Portland, Oregon.

  • Yuyang Li Outside Snedecor Hall in Spring

    Congratulations to Statistics graduate student Yuyang Li.  Her paper, titled 'Quantile Regression and Machine Learning in Option Trading: Unraveling Risk Differences between Physical and Risk-Neutral Densities in the S&P 500 Index,' has been selected for the 2024 Student Paper Award in the ASA Section on Risk Analysis. She will receive a cash prize of $600 and will present her work at JSM 2024, which takes place in August in Portland, Oregon.

  • Anna Peterson Danica Ommen Ulrike Genschel

    The Department of Statistics celebrated the end of fall semester and the holiday season with its annual party on December 13.  Graduate students, current and former faculty, current and former staff, and their families gathered for coffee, hot cider, snacks, and friendly conversation in the Snedecor Hall main office.  Enjoy these photos from the event!

     

     

  • Barb Hunt and Beate Schmittmann

    Barbara Hunt visited campus to receive the Department of Statistics Outstanding Alumni Award for her professional accomplishments in biostatistics.  Through her leadership in statistical design and analysis of clinical trials, Barb has helped establish the safety and efficacy of several drugs that can improve the lives of patients suffering from painful medical conditions.  Through the Charles and Barbara Hunt Scholarship in Statistics, Barbara and her husband Charles have supported and inspired more than 20 talented and hardworking women as they have pursued degrees in statistics at Iowa State.  A recent recipient wrote, "Thank for your confidence in me and for allowing my dreams to become a reality."  Thanks and congratulations to Barb Hunt! 

     

  • The Department of Statistics, jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in statistics and data science.  The successful candidate will develop and sustain a high-quality and high-impact research program, successfully compete for external funding, and collaborate with world-class researchers at Iowa State in statistics and other disciplines.  Further, the successful candidate will engage in professional and institutional service, teach graduate and undergraduate statistics courses, and advise graduate students in one of the first and largest statistics graduate programs in the country.  For more details and application instructions, please visit the ISU application

  • Xiao-Li Meng signing his book

    The Department of Statistics hosted a research conference to celebrate our department's first 75 years (1947-2022).  Distinguished lectures were presented by Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard University), Karen Kafadar (University of Virginia), Rina Foygel Barber (University of Chicago), Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (University of Pennsylvania), Scott Vander Wiel (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Soumendra Lahiri (Washington University), Hal Stern (University of California, Irvine), Kenneth Lange (University of California, Los Angeles), and Emmanuel Candes (Stanford University).  In addition to these distinguished lectures honoring George W. Snedecor, Henry A. Wallace, C. R. Henderson, Wayne A. Fuller, Gertrude M. Cox, Herbert A. David, Laurence H.

  • The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in survey statistics and data science. The successful candidate will develop and sustain a high-quality and high-impact research program, successfully compete for external funding, and collaborate with world-class researchers at Iowa State in statistics and other disciplines. The candidate will be part of a team of faculty who provide expertise to the ISU Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, an academic center that specializes in survey research and practice.

  • Picnic attendees play kuub

    The Department of Statistics fall picnic was held at Brookside Park on August 20.  Students, staff, faculty, and families gathered for food, conversation, and games.

  • Group photo of new graduate students

    The Department of Statistics hosted an ice cream social for new graduate students and their families on August 19.  Student enjoyed Karen Nettleton's homemade ice cream and played games in the Nettletons' yard.

          

  • Alumni at JSM Reception

    The Department of Statistics hosted a reception for friends and alumni of the Department of Statistics on August 8 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Toronto.  Enjoy these photos of the event.

  • Several students participating in undergraduate statistics research this summer presented posters in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union on Thursday, August 3.

    Estimating Probability of True ‘Hits’:  Cathryn Barbour, Blanca Parker

    Advisors: Dr. Alicia Carriquiry, Dr. Heike Hoffmann

  • Department to Host 75th Anniversary Research Conference

    Many alumni visited Ames last fall to launch our department’s 75th anniversary celebration.  We will continue our celebration this fall, September 29 through October 1, with a research conference featuring several distinguished lectures listed below.

    Friday, September 29, 2023 (Great Hall of the Memorial Union)

    Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard, Snedecor Lecture)

    Karen Kafadar (Virginia, Wallace Lecture)

    Rina Foygel Barber (Chicago, Henderson Lecture)

    Saturday, September 30, 2023 (Alliant Energy – Lee Liu Auditorium of Howe Hall)

    Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (Pennsylvania, Fuller Lecture)

    Scott Vander Wiel (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Distinguished Alumnal Lecture)

    Soumendra Lahiri (Washington University, David Lecture)

  • LAS Dean's Professor Jae-Kwang Kim published an article on the history of survey sampling at Iowa State University in the latest issue of The Survey Statistician.  The Survey Statistician is the official newsletter of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS).  The current issue of The Survey Statistician celebrates the 50th anniversary of the IASS.  Thanks to Professor Kim and others who helped with the article (Jon Rao, Sarah Nusser, Mike Hidiroglou, and Wayne Fuller) for sharing ISU's impressive history of contributions to survey sampling.

  • Congratulations to Statistics graduate student Eryn Blagg, who received the best student presentation award at the 2023 Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Her paper on “Spatial generalized linear mixed models for big data using reduced rank models with a Laplace approximation” is part of her PhD research.

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