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Seeking Applicants for Fall 2021 Faculty Positions

Tenured/Tenure-Track Professor Department of Statistics & Data Sciences (2020) LocationAustin, TX  Open DateOctober 6, 2020 Application links:Tenure-Track position (Assistant Professor): apply.interfolio.com/79400Tenured position (Associate/Full Professor): apply.interfolio.com/79413 DescriptionThe Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for one tenure-track, one tenured, and one open rank...

COVID-19 Testing Postdoctoral Fellowship 

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) at the University of Texas at Austin is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on COVID-19 data collection and analysis. Prior experience with observational study design and execution are desired, in addition to strong data management/analysis and communication skills. The postdoc...

New Faculty: Nhat Ho, Vagheesh Narasimhan, and Layla Guyot

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences is pleased to welcome three new faculty members. Dr. Nhat Ho joins the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences as a tenure track Assistant Professor. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...

SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Erin Hartman (Friday 10/23 2pm)

The Fall 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom with Dr. Erin Hartman (Harrington Fellow in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and Assistant Professor...

Faculty Jared Murray and Carlos Carvalho to present Bayesian Analysis Discussion Paper

SDS Faculty Jared Murray and Carlos Carvalho will present their Discussion Paper featured in the September 2020 issue of Bayesian Analysis. Learn more and register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchuTbdek6xcKcL83McHqIP58BJ8eWlaC-cI_ig4y8hZfVTxQ/viewform

Dr. Abhra Sarkar Awarded NSF Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Abhra Sarkar (Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin) on his recent National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the project titled, “Novel Statistical Frameworks for Local Inference in Neuroscience of Learning.” Dr. Sarkar will serve as...

Graduating PhD Student Spotlight: Novin Ghaffari

Novin Ghaffari PhD in Statistics, The University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2019)MS in Statistics, The University of Texas at AustinBS in Math, Plan II, and Finance, The University of Texas at AustinDissertation: "Optimal Transportation and Barycenter Problems via Convex Functions" Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Stephen G. WalkerResearch Interests: Mathematical statistics, Bayesian methods, optimal transportation,...

Graduating PhD Student Spotlight: Su Chen

Su Chen PhD in Statistics, The University of Texas at Austin (Summer 2020)MS in Mathematics, The University of Texas at AustinBS in Applied Math, Zhejiang UniversityDissertation: "Bayesian Variable Selection and Hypothesis Testing" Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Stephen WalkerResearch Interests: Bayesian methods with applications in machine learning and data scienceDescribe your research.The general topic of...

Updated: New Model Forecasts When States Likely to See Peak in COVID-19

By Marc G Airhart Original Article A computer model from the UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium forecasts daily deaths from COVID-19 for the entire US and each state. Credit: University of Texas at Austin. A model that projects COVID-19 deaths for all 50 U.S. states using geolocation data from cellphones to...

SDS FOCUS - Summer & Fall 2020 Registration

Summer and Fall 2020 registration for UT Austin begins on Monday, April 27th. The registrar will publish the schedule on Wednesday, April 8th. Find the access times during which you can register online by checking your Registration Information Sheet. Undergraduate Students• Undergraduate level courses are offered under course code SDS. Please note: SDS does not currently...

Graduating PhD Student Spotlight: Mingzhang Yin

Mingzhang Yin PhD in Statistics, The University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2020)BS in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Fudan UniversityDissertation: "Variational Methods with Dependence Structure"Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Mingyuan ZhouResearch Interests: Bayesian methods, Causal inference and Deep LearningWebsite: https://mingzhang-yin.github.io What does your research focus on? How is it applied?My research areas are Bayesian statistics and...

Graduating PhD Student Spotlight: Jennifer Starling

JENNIFER STARLING PhD in Statistics, UT Austin (Spring 2020)MS in Statistics, Texas A&M UniversityBS in Mathematics, Virginia TechDissertation: "Bayesian methods for complex data structures, with applications to precision medicine in women’s healthcare"Dissertation Advisor: Dr. James ScottResearch Interests: Bayesian methods, nonparametric regression, tree-based models, causal inference, public health, women's health, obstetricsWebsite: https://jestarling.github.ioWhat does your research focus...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate)

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate)

The SDS Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been canceled for the rest of the semester. - The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate; The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences), on Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00...
SDS Seminar Series: Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate)

SDS Seminar Series: Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate)

The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate; The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences), on Friday, February 21st, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.Title: "Bayesian Semiparametric Longitudinal Drift-Diffusion Mixed Models...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Changyou Chen

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Changyou Chen

The SDS Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been canceled for the rest of the semester.The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Changyou Chen of University at Buffalo (State University of New York, Department of Computer Science and Engineering), on Friday, May 8th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Matthias Katzfuss

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Matthias Katzfuss

The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Matthias Katzfuss of Texas A&M University (Department of Statistics), on Friday, April 10th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.Title: "Gaussian-Process Approximations for Big Data"Abstract: Gaussian processes (GPs) are popular, flexible, and interpretable...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal

The SDS Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been canceled for the rest of the semester.The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal of North Carolina State University (Department of Statistics), on Friday, March 27th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas...
SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo

SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo

The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series begins with Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo of Carnegie Mellon University (Department of Statistics & Data Sciences), on Friday, February 28th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.Title: "Change Point Analysis in High-dimensions"Abstract:Statistical change point analysis is concerned...

SDS Seminar Series: Robert Gramacy

The Fall 2019 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Robert Gramacy, Virginia Tech University, Department of Statistics, on Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.328 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Title: Replication or Exploration? Sequential Design for Stochastic Simulation ExperimentsAbstract: We investigate...

SDS Seminar Series: Henry Scharf

The Fall 2019 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Henry Scharf (San Diego State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics) on Friday, November 8th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.328 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Title: Statistical Models for Heterogeneous Animal MovementAbstract: Understanding the drivers...