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  • 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. This paper develops elliptically-contoured distributions that generalize the normal distribution for array-variate data. His approach more accurately predicts images of cats and dogs in the Animal Faces-HQ database, and also better characterizes gender, age and ethnic origin in the Labeled Faces of the Wild dataset.

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

    Their presentation titled, "Building a Multiple Linear Regression Model with LEGO Brick Data," will take place on April 19th at 4:00pm. 

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

    According to U.S. News and World Report, Iowa State’s statistics program achieved a spot in its rankings after top academics and officials from statistics rated the overall quality of graduate programs with which they were familiar, on a 1-5 scale. A school’s graduate statistics rank is solely determined by the average of scores received from these surveys.

    This ranking is certainly a testimony of the hard work and dedication of the Department's faculty, staff and students. 

  • 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. His talk was titled, "Blowin' in the wind- Diagnosing the Probability that a Severe Thunderstorm Wind Report is Truly Due to Sever Intensity Wind Event"

    In this NOAA-funded project, he uses machine learning to understand if severe wind damage reports received by the national weather stations are actually caused by severe wind. He found out a massive fraction of the reports are most probably not due to severe wind. The competition also comes with a monetary award.

    Congratulations, Subrata!

  • 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. Those chosen as fellows are recognized "because of their efforts to advance science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished,” the association announced today. 

    Sarah Nusser, former vice president for research and professor emerita of statistics was chosen, “For leadership in survey statistics, efforts to improve the reusability and impact of publicly accessible research data, and administrative leadership of research activities.”

  • 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).

    Congratulations Dae Gyu!

  • 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."

    The award-winning students will present their papers at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in a Topic-Contributed session, Winners: Business and Economic Statistics Student Paper Awards, sponsored by the B&E Section. The students will also receive a cash award.

    Congratulations to the Guoliang on an exceptional submission.

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