Spotlights

 

SDS Faculty Spotlight – Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. Born and raised in Austin, Texas. Former musician. Graduated from, then later taught at, Anderson High school. BA in Mathematics and MS in Statistics from UT Austin. What...

SDS Faculty Spotlight—Lauren Blondeau

31 January 2017—Meet Dr. Lauren Blondeau, a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.  Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Rice University. My master's and Ph.D. are from UT (Hook 'em!) in Educational Psychology. I have taught all...

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight—"Mathematical Statistics" with Dr. Joel Nibert

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight—"Mathematical Statistics" with Dr. Joel NibertInstructor BiographyDr. Joel Nibert attended UT Austin and received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics along with the Plan II Honors Program. He was also a member of the Longhorn Band. Dr. Nibert has a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of...

2017 Summer Statistics Institute Volunteer Opportunity

18 January 2017—The Statistics and Data Sciences Department seeks energetic, statistics-oriented volunteers to help our instructors at the 2017 10th Annual Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) being held May 22–25, 2017. Even if you are graduating this spring, you are still welcome to join us for this event! Each course needs at least one student volunteer to...

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight—"Applied Hierarchical Linear Modeling" with Dr. Catherine Cubbin

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight—"Applied Hierarchical Linear Modeling" with Dr. Catherine Cubbin Instructor Biography Catherine Cubbin is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Work, and a Faculty Research Associate at the Population Research Center, at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Cubbin received...

SDS Faculty Spotlight - Rama Lingham

01 December 2016—Dr. Rama Lingham is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the SDS Department. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD (Statistics) from Purdue University in 1985. I served on the faculty of the Division of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical...

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight - Introduction to Meta-Analysis with Tasha Beretvas

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight - Introduction to Meta-Analysis with Tasha Beretvas Instructor Biography Tasha Beretvas is a Professor in the Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Educational Psychology at UT. One facet of her research focuses on methodological challenges in meta-analysis. Tasha was elected to join the Society for Research...

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight – "Survival Analysis" with Bindu Viswanathan

SSI 2017 New Course Spotlight - Survival Analysis with Bindu Viswanathan Instructor Biography Bindu Viswanathan received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 1999 from Emory University. For the next three years, She worked as a Biostatistician at Merck and Novartis, as the statistics lead on Phase III clinical trials in the fields...

Tenure-track Job Opening

21 November 2016—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences has a tenure-track job opening (at the level of Assistant Professor) for Fall 2017. We’re looking for applicants with research interests in any area of statistical applications, theory, or methods. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree; strong applicants whose primary degree...

SDS Faculty Spotlight - Nathan Marti

17 November 2016—Nate Marti, Ph.D. is a biostatician and SDS Department lecturer. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology with a specialization in quantitative methods from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, I joined the Statistical Consulting...

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Starling

  14 November 2016—Meet Jennifer Starling, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I am from Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with degrees in math and theatre. Afterwards, I spent several...

SDS Faculty Spotlight - Bindu Viswanathan

 9 November 2016—Meet Bindu Viswanathan, Ph.D., a lecturer in the SDS Department. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc.I got my Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 1999 from Emory University. For the next three years, I worked as a Biostatistician at Merck and Novartis, as the...

Student Spotlight: Michael Zhang

7 November 2016—Meet Michael Zhang, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 with a degree in Political Science and Statistics. Afterwards, I worked at a startup tech company...

SDS Faculty Spotlight - Sally Amen

1 November 2016—Sally Amen is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc.Originally from San Antonio, I moved to Austin to attend UT and graduated with a B.A. in pure math. After working several years...

Student Spotlight: Oscar Madrid Padilla

28 October 2016—Meet Oscar Madrid Padilla, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I am from Honduras where I studied all the way up to high school. I then went to Mexico to study a...

SSI to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary!

26 October 2016—May 2017 marks a huge milestone for the UT Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS)—the 10th anniversary of the UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI). Each year, the department hosts SSI, offering intensive four-day workshops on a variety of topics from introductory data sciences to advanced statistics. In...

SDS Faculty Spotlight - Maggie Myers

Maggie E. Myers, PhD., is a lecturer in Department of Statistics & Data Science. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. I grew up in a small steel town in Western Pennsylvania. I started to work in a textile factory at age 16. I graduated from...

BD2K Predoctoral Training Grant in Biomedical Big Data Sciences

17 October 2016—We are thrilled to announce that The University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded a NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) T32 Training Grant that will support five graduate students in Biomedical Big Data Sciences per year. This pre-doctoral training program is an innovative graduate program that will...

Students Build their Knowledge Base through Conference Participation

14 October 2016—Many doctoral students in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences have been sharpening their presentation, networking, and social skills by attending conferences. From performing extensive research to presenting papers at conferences, these students are building their professional and academic skills. Bowei Yan   MS in Statistics, Peking University...

Student Spotlight - Sophia Yang Hooper

Meet Sophia Yang Hooper, a 2nd-year student in the MS in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Science. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I received my BS in Psychology from Beijing Normal University, afterwards I came to UT and got...