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Alumnus Lingzhou Xue Elected Fellow of the ASA 13/03/2024

Congratulations to School of Statistics alumnus Lingzhou Xue on being elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association!

Alumnus Lingzhou Xue Elected Fellow of the ASA Statistics congratulates alumnus Lingzhou Xue on his induction as a 2023 Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Introducing Qiuyun Zhu: Statistics’ New Post-Doctoral Fellow 09/01/2024

“The department is very supportive and has a vibrant research environment.” New Postdoc student, Dr. Qiuyun Zhu, shares why she was drawn to the Twin Cities and how she aims to collaborate with researchers and advance her research goals.

Introducing Qiuyun Zhu: Statistics’ New Post-Doctoral Fellow Introducing Dr. Qiuyun Zhu, our first IRSA Faragher Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow.

05/01/2024

Interested in participating in the Love Data Week Data Visualization Competition? Do you want to practice your data skills on a Lego dataset?

Participate in the Donuts + Data Viz Hackathon to craft your visualizations, chat with other data enthusiasts, drink coffee, and eat donuts.

January 12, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
Bruininks Hall, Room 330.

27/11/2023

Statistics students, the Statistics Club is hosting a study session to help prepare for final exams. Meet this Wednesday, Nov 29 from 5:00-6:30 PM in Vincent 311. Bring your friends or meet new ones! Snacks will be provided.

“I’m Interested in How Life Works” 26/09/2023

Our department welcomes assistant professor Aaron Molstad (PhD ‘17). Molstad says that, as a college student, “Statistics provided an outlet for me to use mathematical concepts to learn about the world.” Now he uses his skills in statistical analysis to help uncover new insights about “the development and progression of cancer and other diseases at the molecular level.”

“I’m Interested in How Life Works” New assistant professor Aaron Molstad (PhD ‘17) develops new nontraditional methods to analyze data from cancer and other diseases on the molecular level.

Hui Zou Receives Inaugural Lynn Y.S. Lin Professorship 19/09/2023

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hui Zou is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Lynn Y.S. Lin Professorship in Statistics. Congratulations, Dr. Zou!

Hui Zou Receives Inaugural Lynn Y.S. Lin Professorship Dr. Hui Zou of the School of Statistics was awarded the Dr. Lynn Y.S. Lin Professorship in Statistics. His exemplary research and supportive teaching methods have made him stand out in the department, and this professorship is a significant honor.

Statistics: A Lighthouse in an Ocean of Data 06/09/2023

Meet our new colleague, Dr. Tianxi Li. His research explores the use of machine learning to decipher patterns in complex systems.

Statistics: A Lighthouse in an Ocean of Data Dr. Tianxi Li, a new assistant professor at the School of Statistics, explores the use of machine learning in complex systems that “can't be fully grasped just by looking at individual components.”

31/08/2023

Statisticians caught on camera having fun! 😂😂😂

Our students and educators are soaking up the last bit of summer before classes begin next week. 🎡

Data in the Liberal Arts—and Beyond 24/08/2023

Data science is everywhere in the liberal arts, including:

🎨 art,
🗺️ history,
🧬 sociology,
📊 political science, and
💱 economics.

Learn how CLA students, faculty, and alumni are using data to do the most good and transform their living and learning communities for the better.

Data in the Liberal Arts—and Beyond As co-chair of the University’s Data Science Initiative (DSI), Galin Jones’ goal is to deepen our knowledge—how we understand the world and improve our society.

Jie Ding Receives Army Research Office Early Career Program Award 26/07/2023

The Army Research Office has awarded Assistant Professor Jie Ding its Early Career Program (ECP) award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the Army on outstanding young scientists. Congratulations!

Jie Ding Receives Army Research Office Early Career Program Award Ding’s research on information fusion holds great potential as a promising tool for complex decision-making.

Gary Oehlert Reflects on a 39 Year Journey 14/06/2023

As Dr. Gary Oehlert wrapped up his final semester in the School of Statistics, he reflected on his journey of 39 years here: the trials and tribulations, the cherished memories, and the noteworthy experiences.

Gary Oehlert Reflects on a 39 Year Journey Dr. Gary Oehlert came to CLA in 1984 as an assistant professor at the School of Statistics. His journey here has been one filled with ups, downs, and most importantly, enormous contributions to the college and its members.

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Piercesare Secchi 15/03/2023

Alumni Award winner Dr. Piercesare Secchi (PhD, ‘95) describes his career as challenging and gratifying. He takes a moment to discuss its demands and its opportunities with us, and to reflect fondly on his graduate school experience at the U.
Follow the link below to read our Q&A with Dr Secchi.

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Piercesare Secchi Head of the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano from 2009-2016, alumnus Piercesare Secchi (PhD, ‘95) describes his career as challenging and gratifying. He takes a moment to discuss its demands and opportunities with us, and to reflect fondly on his graduate school experience at the...

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Lindsey Dietz 09/03/2023

“My favorite consulting project was working with a graduate student and professor in the Spanish department. They had written code in Spanish (which I don’t speak), but I could understand exactly what was happening since the code was a common language.”

Alumni Award winner Dr. Lindsey Dietz, PhD (PhD, ‘16) has received several awards and recognitions in recent years for her work at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and her professional endeavors in the community. With us, she sheds some light on how she became a statistician in the first place, shares some defining educational experiences, and reveals the activities that keep her engaged outside of work. Follow the link below to read our Q&A with Dr. Dietz.

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Lindsey Dietz Alumna Dr. Lindsey Dietz (PhD, ‘16) has received several awards and recognitions in recent years for her work at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and her professional endeavors in the community. With us, she sheds light on how she became a statistician in the first place and reveals the activit...

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Carrie Strief 20/02/2023

"Using the abstraction of infinite mathematics to solve real life problems has always been intellectually engaging for me,” reflects Alumni Award winner Dr. Carrie Strief (PhD, ‘07), whose graduate education set her up to tackle problems in healthcare as an industrial statistician. Follow the link below to read our Q&A with Dr. Strief.

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Carrie Strief “Using the abstraction of infinite mathematics to solve real life problems has always been intellectually engaging for me,” reflects alumna Carrie Strief (PhD, ‘07), whose graduate education set her up to tackle problems in healthcare as an industrial statistician.

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim 13/02/2023

Alumni Award winner Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim (PhD, ‘88) loves academia, has a passion for collaborative learning, and is motivated to provide teaching and mentoring experiences that are inspired by his own graduate school experience. Follow the link below to read our Q&A with Dr. Ibrahim.

Interview with Alumni Award Winner Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim Alumnus Joseph G. Ibrahim (PhD, ‘88) loves academia, has a passion for collaborative learning, and is motivated to provide teaching and mentoring experiences that are inspired by his own graduate school education.

Photos from College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota's post 01/02/2023

Congratulations to statistics Professor Hui Zou on being elected as a lifetime fellow of the AAAS!

Quantitative Finance and Statistics Graduate Student Career Event 07/11/2022

Students, don't miss this opportunity to build your network, learn about possible career paths, and develop relationships with potential employers! Sign up for the Quantitative Finance and Statistics Graduate Student Career Event on Nov 18.

Quantitative Finance and Statistics Graduate Student Career Event Learn about Quantitative Finance and Statistics Career Fair hosted by the School of Mathematics and the School of Statistics.

07/10/2022

IT'S FINALLY HERE: our School of Statistics 50th Anniversary weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone starting with this afternoon.

Apply Now: IRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship 30/09/2022

We are excited to open applications for our IRSA Faragher Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship! Learn more through the link below.

Apply Now: IRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship We invite applications for the IRSA Faragher Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin August 28, 2023.

20/09/2022

Alumni and friends, this week is your last chance to register for the statistics 50th anniversary events! Don't miss the opportunity to reconnect. Visit http://z.umn.edu/stats50 for full details.

We Are Hiring 12/09/2022

The School of Statistics is hiring assistant professors to begin in the fall of 2023.

We Are Hiring We invite applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor in the area of statistics and data science, to begin fall semester 2023.

50th Anniversary Talks: Proposal Submission Form 11/08/2022

Calling all alumni:
Are you interested in presenting a talk at our 50th anniversary event? Visit z.umn.edu/stats50talks to submit an interest form by Aug 15!

50th Anniversary Talks: Proposal Submission Form The School of Statistics is now accepting session proposals for its 50th anniversary celebration. Sessions will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Humphrey Conference Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please complete the form below. Your session proposal will be reviewed by the planning....

Promoting K-12 STEM Education With the Army’s Educational Outreach Program 02/08/2022

Assistant Professor Jie Ding and a team of statistics graduate students are collaborating with the Army’s Educational Outreach Program to promote K-12 STEM Education.

Read the full story by following the link below.

Promoting K-12 STEM Education With the Army’s Educational Outreach Program School of Statistics Assistant Professor Jie Ding and a team of statistics graduate students are leading summer apprenticeships to promote K-12 STEM education.

Jeff Lande Joins the School of Statistics Advisory Board 12/07/2022

Please help us to welcome Jeff Lande to the School of Statistics Advisory Board. Lande has expertise in clinical trial statistical methodology and bioinformatics, as well as over 20 years of medical research experience, including 15 years at Medtronic as a scientist and statistician. He is passionate about providing statistical support to others, and hopes to continue building a culturally and educationally diverse pipeline of statistical talent for the school. We look forward to working with him in this endeavor!

Read our full article and learn more about Jeff Lande using the link below.

Jeff Lande Joins the School of Statistics Advisory Board The School of Statistics welcomes Jeff Lande to its advisory board.

Claude Setodji Named Fellow of the ASA 13/05/2022

Congratulations to alumnus Claude Setodji, recently named Fellow of the ASA! 👏👏👏

Claude Setodji Named Fellow of the ASA Alumnus Claude Setodji has been named Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Statistics Undergrad Tim White Invited to Present at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meetings 04/05/2022

UMN Statistics undergraduate Tim White will present an invited talk at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), in Washington DC. His paper, “Estimating the Lifetime Risk of a False Positive Screening Test Result,” earned him an honorable mention in a student competition hosted by the Medical Devices and Diagnostics section of the American Statistical Association (ASA). As a result, he will be awarded with a certificate at the conference and will present his research there.

Bin Wang, mathematical statistician at The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has chaired the competition for the last three years. According to Wang, this is the first time that an undergraduate student has submitted a paper on his watch. “Being recognized as a winner of honorable mention is really an honor for an undergraduate student competing with the PhD students,” he says.

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Statistics Undergrad Tim White Invited to Present at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meetings Undergraduate statistics student Tim White will present an invited talk at this year’s JSM conference. His paper, “Estimating the Lifetime Risk of a False Positive Screening Test Result” earned him an honorable mention in the American Statistical Association’s Medical Devices and Diagnostics...

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