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August 10, 2022

Several members of the Department of Statistics attended the 2022 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)    in Washington, D.C. from August 6th-11th.

July 25, 2022

The Office of the Vice President of Research is welcoming 26 Iowa State University faculty members to the 2022-2023 Research Collaboration Catalysts (RCC) cohort designed to train the next generation of research team leaders.

June 23, 2022

We are pleased to announce that University Professor Mack Shelley will return to the Department of Statistics beginning this fall.  In one sense, Mack never left, but he has had a 0% appointment in Statistics since he became chair of the Department of Political Science in 2014.  With hi

May 25, 2022

On May 25, the Department of Statistics hosted a regional conference on teaching statistics in conjunction with eCOTS (electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics). 

May 06, 2022

Congratulations to our spring 2022 Research Excellence Award Winners:

May 06, 2022

Congratulations to our spring 2022 Teaching Excellence Award Winners:

May 03, 2022

Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics, is one of three editors for the book, "Statistics in the Public Interest" which is out now. The book is written in memory of Stephen E. Fienberg and edited by Alicia, Judith M. Tanur, William F. Eddy, and Margaret L.

May 02, 2022

On Monday, May 2nd the Department of Statistics gathered at Reiman Gardens to honor Sarah Nusser who retired in 2021 after more than three decades at Iowa State.

April 30, 2022

The Statistics Social Committee hosted a spring breakfast at Inis Grove Park on Saturday, May 30th. 

April 28, 2022

Several members of our faculty and staff have won well-deserved awards.  

Congratulations to the following:

April 22, 2022

On Friday, April 22nd STAT-ers, the Statistics graduate student organization, hosted a departmental game night in Snedecor 3105.  

April 22, 2022

Today's Earth Day episode of the Stats + Stories podcast features Philip Dixon, Professor in the Department of Statistics. Visit the Stats + Stories site to listen.

April 18, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Llosa-Vite.  His paper "Tensor-variate Elliptically Contoured distributions with Application to Image Learning" was selected for runner-up recognition in the Statistical Methods in Imaging 2022 student paper competition.

April 12, 2022

Anna Peterson and Laura Ziegler will present at the 2022 Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) seminar series. 

April 12, 2022

Zhanrui Cai was hired as a tenure-eligible assistant professor. Cai received his PhD in Statistics from Penn State and is currently a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University. Cai will join the Department in June. 

Research interests:

April 12, 2022

The Department of Statistics is delighted to announce the elevation of the following faculty members:

Chong Wang promotion to full professor

Farzad Sabzikar tenure and promotion to associate professor

April 12, 2022

Several national publications have ranked or recognized Iowa State University for its academic programs, value, commitment to the public good and entrepreneurial spirit. Among the accolades is the U.S. News and World Report’s 19th ranking of the graduate statistics program.

March 21, 2022

Subrata Pal delivered a presentation at the 21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science, held as part of the 102nd American Meteorological Society Annual meeting. He was selected as a winner of the Outstanding Student Presentation Award: Honorable Mention.

January 26, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Sarah Nusser, professor emerita in the Department of Statistics, as a member of the 2021 class of 564 new AAAS Fellows.

January 16, 2022

Congratulations to Dae Gyu Jang for being selected as one of the winners of the ASA GSS/SRMS/SSS Student Paper Competition! Dae Gyu will receive a $1000 award and was invited to present his research on A-Optimal Split Questionnaire Designs at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

January 15, 2022

Congratulations to Guoliang Ma on winning the 2022 ASA Business and Economics Statistics Section Student Paper Award. Guoliang's paper is titled, "Conditional Return Distribution: Quantile Regression with Machine Learning."

January 14, 2022

Carlos Llosa-Vite, who authored the paper "Reduced-Rank Tensor-on-Tensor Regression and Tensor-variate Analysis of Variance," has been selected as the first place winner for the 2022 JSM Section on Imaging Statistics Student Paper Competition. The first place selection won Carlos $1000.

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