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.
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.
Sepideh Mosaferi has been named the 2020 Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship Awardee.
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.
LAS Dean's Professor Jae Kwang Kim and Associate Professor Lily Wang have been named Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
This spring, Professor Heike Hofmann won the LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching. Professor Karin Dorman won the LAS Award for Inclusive Excellence.
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.
Statistics undergraduate student Cameron Stocker competed in the College of Liberal Arts Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy's pitch competition during the early spring semester.
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Alicia Carriquiry and the CSAFE team on securing another $20M of funding over the next five years
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).