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January 21, 2021

The Iowa State University Department of Statistics is pleased to share our 2019 and 2020 newsletters below.  We are sorry to keep you waiting for our news.  We hope you enjoy the double feature! 

January 07, 2021

Predicting the spread of COVID-19 using standard statistical models has its challenges, which is why two Iowa State University researchers Claus Kadelka, an assistant professor of mathematics; and Audrey McCombs, a graduate student in statistics, developed a network-based approach to look at the impact of specific policies and vaccination strategies throughout the many stages of the pandemic.

December 14, 2020

Statistics undergraduate Anyesha Ray presented at the fall 2020 honors project virtual poster session.  Ray's project title was "Relationships between Handwriting Slant and Demographic Features. The project advisors were Distinguished Professor Alicia Carriquiry and Assistant Teaching Professor Kevin Kasper. 

December 11, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 student scholarship and award winners.  The scholarship and award winners were recognized during the virtual fall welcome seminar on August 24.

November 02, 2020

Heike Hofmann, professor in the Department of Statistics in Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named a Kingland Data Analytics Faculty Fellow by Kingland Systems Corporation and its owners, David and Deb Kingland.

October 08, 2020

Jessie Bustin combines her passions for numbers and a desire to help others in an online dashboard that helps Iowans find local support for substance abuse recovery.

September 29, 2020

Alumni David Dickey(Ph.D. "76) and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Wayne Fuller were named 2020 Citation Laureates for Economics.  

September 18, 2020

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Distinguished Professor Alicia Carriquiry was featured in an Amstat News article recognizing "12 individuals from the Hispanic community who have made tremendous contributions to the math and statistics field."  Read their stories&nbs

September 08, 2020

Iowa State University research team including College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor and director of the ISU Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology Zhenyuan Zhu, and professor and interim professor in charge of data science Heike Hofmann received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the rural smart shrinkage project.

September 08, 2020

Congratulations to Ken Ryan on being named Fellow of the American Statistical Association.  Dr. Ryan earned MS (1999) and Ph.D.

June 26, 2020

Sepideh Mosaferi has been named the 2020 Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship Awardee.  The scholarship is given by the American Statistical Association Government Statistics Section and the Social Statistics Section.

June 08, 2020

The work of Lily Wang and her team (including former student Xinyi Li and current students Shan Yu, Myungjin Kim, Yueying Wang, and Zhiling Gu) on COVID-19 is featured in this month's AMSTATNEWS and

May 28, 2020

Associate Professor Jarad Niemi joined the COVID-19 Forecast Hub in early April. The Hub aims to collect COVID-19 forecasts in a central location with a standardized format.

May 22, 2020

This spring, Professor Heike Hofmann won the LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.  Professor Karin Dorman won the LAS Award for Inclusive Excellence.  Congratulations to both Heike and Karin for these well-deserved honors.

May 14, 2020

On May 8, 2020, the Department of Statistics held a virtual graduation celebration for MS and PhD students leaving our program this spring or summer.  Students shared their future plans and received congratulations and thanks.  Major professors had wonderful things to say about their de

May 05, 2020

Statistics undergraduate student Cameron Stocker competed in the College of Liberal Arts Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy's pitch competition during the early spring semester.

April 23, 2020

Statistic's Department Chair Dan Nettleton writes "Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Alicia Carriquiry and the CSAFE team on securing another $20M of funding over the next five years.  It is great to see CSAFE's many accomplishments and plans for the future recognized and supported

April 14, 2020

Data reveals that COVID-19 spread continues throughout Iowa and signals that social distancing has reduced transmission rates

March 02, 2020

Distinguished Professor Bill Meeker has been selected to receive the George Box Medal "for his outstanding contributions to the statistical analysis of reliability data and to industrial statistics in general, by promoting the close cooperation between statistics and the fundamental science under

March 02, 2020

STAT-ers game night was held on February 28, 2020.  Congratulations to Matt Stuart, winner of the poker tournament.  Laura Ziegler represented the faculty well with her second straight runner up finish.  Despite his bold pre-tournament predictions, Dan Nettleton was

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