The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) has selected Alicia Carriquiry, President’s Chair in Statistics at Iowa State University, to be the 2021 COPSS Florence Nightingale David Award and Lectureship.
Benjamin Litterer, a junior in data science, has been named a 2021 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering in the United States.
ata Science for the Public Good Young Scholars Program team, including Professor and Professor-In-Charge of Data Science Heike Hofmann, has been selected to receive the 2021 ISU Extension and Outreach Excellence in Research-Based Programming Award.
The Association of American Universities has selected Professor and former Vice President for Research Sarah Nusser to serve as a senior research fellow to support its work to accelerate public access to research data.
Sophomore Ashlan Simpson has been keeping busy this summer with two internships. Majoring in both Statistics and Economics, Ashlan is a Data Research Analyst for Kingland Systems and a Special Interests Groups Researcher for Votesmart.
Alumni Charles Liedtke was awarded the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies Richard S. Alberg Distinguished Science and Technology Professional Award.
Congratulations to LAS Dean's Professor Jae-Kwang Kim for being elected as President-Elect for the Korean International Statistical Society (KISS).
Three graduate students from the Department of Statistics won American Statistical Association Student Paper Awards in the 2021 competitions.
Congratulations to graduate student Geoffrey Thompson who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Statistics in Imaging Section.
Congratulations to graduate student Yifan Zhu who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Sections on Statistical Computing and Graphics.
Congratulations to graduate student Matt Stuart who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Business and Economics Statistics Section.
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!
The Department of Statistics is proud to announce that four members of our faculty and staff are among the 2020 #CyThx honorees.
Professor Lily Wang was recognized with the COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards for her contribution to ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 through research in any disciplinary area.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our 2020 student scholarship and award winners.
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.
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.
Alumni David Dickey(Ph.D. "76) and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Wayne Fuller were named 2020 Citation Laureates for Economics.
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."
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.
Congratulations to Ken Ryan on being named Fellow of the American Statistical Association.