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  • 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.

  • Carlos Llosa-Vite, who authored the paper "Reduced-Rank Tensor-on-Tensor Regression and Tensor-variate Analysis of Variance," has been selected as the first place winner for the 2022 JSM Section on Imaging Statistics Student Paper Competition. The first place selection won Carlos $1000.

    The paper, a version of which is available here, provides linear regression and analysis of variance procedures for massively-sized responses and covariates that are in the form of arrays (tensors) and does so in a computationally practical framework.

    Ranjan Mitra, Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department said, "The work, as conceived and developed by Carlos, is challenging, exhilarating, with wide-ranging and important applications, and I am really glad to note that the judges also concurred."

  • The International Association of Survey Statisticians has congratulated Professor Wayne A. Fuller on his 2021 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Small Area Estimation. Fuller was awarded the prize at the International Statistical Institute (ISI) satellite conference “BIG4small: SAE 2021 Conference on big data and small area estimation,” which was held September 20–24, 2021.

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    Top 10 reasons to apply to Graduate School in Statistics at Iowa State University:

    Statistics is the 6th best career.* Help your community using statistics.  First statistical laboratory (later a department) in the US. Do research in one of our national centers.  Cheer on the Cyclones! One of the top Statistics Departments.* Become a statistical consultant.  Have a high paying, low stress career.  Join a student organization.  Ames, IA is one of the best places to live.

    * As statisticians we always debate the merits of these types of rankings.

  • Here are a few highlights among our many papers published or accepted for publication this fall.

  • The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with foundational training in statistics and expertise in statistical machine learning and/or data science. The successful candidate will develop and sustain a high-quality and high-impact research program, successfully compete for external funding, and collaborate with world-class researchers at Iowa State in statistics and other disciplines. Further, the successful candidate will engage in professional and institutional service, teach undergraduate students, and teach and advise graduate students in one of the largest statistics’ graduate programs in the country.

  • Professor Heike Hofmann has been selected for the 2022 Women Impacting ISU calendar. Hofmann is one of twelve women selected for the calendar, in recognition of her dedication and contributions to the University.

    The 2022 calendar will be officially unveiled during a reception recognizing the honorees on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

  • On November 18th, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering announced the results of the 2021 academician co-election. Professor Song Xi Chen, Professor Emeritus of the Statistics Department, who currently works from the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University in Beijing, was elected as the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. A total of 65 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 84 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering were elected in this co-election.

  • Jae-Kwang Kim, LAS Dean's Professor in the Department of Statistics, published the second edition of his book, "Statistical Methods for Handling Incomplete Data."

    Due to recent theoretical findings and advances in statistical computing, there has been a rapid development of techniques and applications in the area of missing data analysis. Statistical Methods for Handling Incomplete Data covers the most up-to-date statistical theories and computational methods for analyzing incomplete data.

  • Audrey McCombs, co-major PhD candidate in Ecology and Statistics, co-authored a paper titled "Evaluation of the United States COVID-19 vaccine allocation strategy" which was published in The Public Library of Science (PLOS) One. The paper was accompanied by a summary article, which made its way to the front page of The Conversation.

    McCombs co-authored the paper with Claus Kadelka and Rafiul Islam, both from the Mathematics department at Iowa State, Tamer Oraby from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Mohammad Mihrab Chowdhury from Texas Tech University, Mohammad Al-Mamun from West Virginia University and Michael Tyshenko from the University of Ottawa. 

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