April 13, 2021


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.

April 07, 2021

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. 

April 06, 2021

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.

March 30, 2021

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.  

March 25, 2021

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. 

March 24, 2021

Distinguished Professor and President's Chair in Statistics Alicia Carriquiry on winning the Zellner Medal from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). 

March 16, 2021

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.

February 15, 2021

A paper co-authored by Associate Professor in Statistics and Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine Chong Wang, statistics graduate student Dapeng Hu, and statistics graduate student Paul Morris was named February Editor's Choice for the Journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine.  

February 09, 2021

Alumni Charles Liedtke was awarded the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies Richard S. Alberg Distinguished Science and Technology Professional Award. 

January 28, 2021

Congratulations to LAS Dean's Professor Jae-Kwang Kim for being elected as President-Elect for the Korean International Statistical Society (KISS).  

January 25, 2021

Three graduate students from the Department of Statistics won American Statistical Association Student Paper Awards in the 2021 competitions. 

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.


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