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January 25, 2021

Congratulations to graduate student Geoffrey Thompson who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Statistics in Imaging Section.  

January 25, 2021

Congratulations to graduate student Yifan Zhu who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Sections on Statistical Computing and Graphics.

January 25, 2021

Congratulations to graduate student Matt Stuart who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Business and Economics Statistics Section.

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 14, 2021

The Department of Statistics is proud to announce that four members of our faculty and staff are among the 2020 #CyThx honorees.

January 08, 2021

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.

 

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. 

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." 

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.

July 30, 2020

An ISU research team, led by statistics professor Lily Wang, is the first to produce richly detailed COVID-19 forecasts for every county in the United States. Their groundbreaking statistical models are used by the CDC to forecast national COVID-19 deaths.

June 26, 2020

Sepideh Mosaferi has been named the 2020 Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship Awardee. 

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 IMS Bulletin.

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 26, 2020

LAS Dean's Professor Jae Kwang Kim and Associate Professor Lily Wang have been named Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).  

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.

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.  

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

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Alicia Carriquiry and the CSAFE team on securing another $20M of funding over the next five years

April 14, 2020

A team of researchers in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University has developed an extended varying coefficient SEIR (Susceptible Exposed Infectious Recovered) model for calculating COVID-19’s effective reproduction number (R).

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