The Department of Statistics held a celebration to honor the student award recipients from the spring semester. The event celebrated the achievements of several students for various awards.
Tetsuro Motoyama dropped by the department in May to say hello. Dr. Motoyama earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and Statistics at ISU and was the co-winner (with Paul Gibson) of the Bancroft Award in 1978. The Bancroft Award honors T. A.
The Department of Statistics partnered with the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) to host a retirement reception in honor of Professor Max Morris and University Professor Stephen Vardeman in May of 2021. Max retired in May of 2020 after 22 years at ISU, a
Sepideh Mosaferi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics, was awarded the Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for an Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics.
Distinguished Professor, Dr. Wayne Fuller, received the 2021 American Statistical Association (ASA) Mentoring Award.
Dr. Lily Wang, Professor of Statistics, was recently chosen as the recipient of the LAS Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research.
Professor of Statistics, Dr. Jae-Kwang Kim, was recently selected as the recipient of the LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research.
Dr. Heike Hofmann was recently chosen to receive the ISU Interdisciplinary Team Research Award.
Distinguished Professor and Departmental Chair of Statistics, Dr. Dan Nettleton, was recently chosen as the recipient of the LAS Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership.
In May, Macy Ott started as the Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics. Macy assists our department with social media and website management as well as alumni and student relations.
Statistics Professor Dan Nordman has been named Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
Statistics Professor Lily Wang was recently elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the world’s largest community of statisticians.
A project co-proposed by Professor of Agronomy Brian Hornbuckle, materials science and engineering graduate student Liz Griffin and statistics graduate student Audrey McCombs received one of seven Miller undergraduate teaching grants for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Congratulations to Dr. Somak Dutta on being awarded tenure and his promotion to associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University by the Iowa Board of Regents.
Congratulations to Dr. Emily Berg on being awarded tenure and her promotion to associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University by the Iowa Board of Regents.
Congratulations to ISU Department of Statistics faculty Kevin Kasper on his advancement to associate teaching professor.
Networking has always been an important part of professional development and the job search process. For sophomore Reese Manternach, networking helped lead him to his internship with Collins Aerospace this summer.
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.
Data 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.