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SDS Student Spotlight - Vera Liu

Vera Liu is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences Tell us a little about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. I am originally from Shanghai.  In 2014, I started undergrad at Rice University, trying to do a Chemical Engineering major and ...

SDS Hosts 12th Biennial O'Bayes Conference - December 2017

19 January 2018—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences hosted the 12th biennial International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology from December 10 through December 13, 2017, with support from the National Science Foundation and the International Society of Bayesian Analysis.  The principal objective of O’Bayes 17 was to facilitate the exchange of recent research developments in objective Bayes...

Registration now open for the 2018 Summer Statistics Institute!

9 January 2018—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce that the 11th Annual UT Summer Statistics Institute will be held on the UT Austin campus May 21 – May 24, 2018. The UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) is open to 700 participants.The...

Bindu Viswanathan's "A Timeless Symbiosis" featured on the cover of the CDC’s journal for December 2017

Bindu Viswanathan's painting, "A Timeless Symbiosis" is featured on the cover of the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal for December 2017. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/12/ac-2312_article/ "Everything within a circle is one thing, which is encircled, enframed," wrote 20th-century American mythologist and lecturer Joseph Campbell. This month’s cover art, A Timeless Symbiosis, uses the motif of...

SDS UGTA, Savannah Troy, Places Second in the Science in Plain English Competition

16 November 2017—Congratulations to Savannah Troy, who placed second in the Science in Plain English contest sponsored by the UT Science Communication Interest Group. The Science in Plain English contest challenges students to hone their ability to discuss their research with someone who is not a scientist or a science student in a...

SDS Health Trail Teams Place in Top 10 for UT Austin

10 November 2017—Congratulations to Sally Ragsdale, Kristin Harvey and Steven Hernandez, team Rainbow-Ralphing Cats, for placing 4th during the October Health Trails Team competition through the HealthPoint Wellness Program at The University of Texas at Austin.Sally Ragsdale said of the competition and event, “Although I exercise regularly, keeping track of my...

SDS Workshop: "A Short Introduction to Bayesian NonParametrics"

14 September 2017—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences presents, "A Short Introduction to Bayesian NonParametrics" with Ramsés Mena (Visiting Fulbright Professor, UT Department of Statistics & Data Sciences Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). October 13, 20 & 27, 20173:30–5:00pm • ART 1.110 Bayesian nonparametrics (BNP) plays an important role in...

Summer Statistics Institute Celebrates 10 Years

Dr. Michael Mahometa teaches "Introduction to Regression" during the 10th Annual Summer Statistics Institute." Photo by Nathaniel Raley.26 May 2017—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) hosted the 10th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 22–25, 2017, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts in the College of...

Kristin Harvey Recognized for Work Teaching Freshmen

  11 May 2017—Established in 1983 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, the Dads’ Association, now called Texas Parents, works to support the needs of The University of Texas at Austin students and professors. This year’s four recipients of their annual fellowship are Astronomy assistant professor Steven Finkelstein,...

Statistics in Action

The Statistics in Action Series was created to further expose students to how data adn statistics are used in organizations and enable them to interact with local professionals. from the Fall 2009 to Spring 2016, the series brought in representatives from clinical research organizations, hospitals, advertising agencies, office of the state...

SDS Seminar Series - Bin Yu

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm Location: WEL 2.312 Contact: Rachel Poole URL:https://stat.utexas.edu/training/seminar-series

SDS Seminar Series - John Paisley

Friday, September 02, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm Location: CLA 1.104 Contact: Rachel Poole https://stat.utexas.edu/training/seminar-series

Gardening 101: Rachel Poole presents during Bites of Wellness hosted by UT Health Point.

5 August 2016—On Wednesday, August 3, SDS Senior Administrative Associate Rachel Poole introduced the UT Austin community to Gardening 101, a presentation sponsored by Wellness Bites (Health Point), intended for aspirational gardeners to who want to get started on their own sustainable garden. Rachel's presentation focused on organic vegetable gardening...

2016 UT Summer Statistics Institute Trains Over 650 Participants

14 June 2016—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences hosted the 9th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 23–26, 2016, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts in the College of Liberal Arts building. SSI offers intensive four-day workshops on diverse topics from introductory data sciences to advanced statistics. Whether...

SSC UGTA David Giang Chosen as Finalist for UT President's Student Employee of the Year Award.

15 April 2014—We are proud to announce that David Giang, one of our undergraduate teaching assistants (UGTAs) for SSC 302 Data Analysis for the Health Sciences, was selected as a finalist for UT President’s Student Employee of the Year Award. David was presented with a certificate and recognized as a finalist at...

Starting Fall 2014 - SSC will be SDS!

SSC will become SDS! Beginning with the Fall 2014 Course Schedule, all Undergraduate and Graduate level courses previously listed under SSC will now be listed under SDS (Department of Statistics and Data Sciences). Looking to register for SSC 328M? It is now SDS 328M. This change applies to all courses currently...

SSC Developing Dual-Credit OnRamps Stats Course for Texas High School, Community College Students

22 January 2014—SSC Consultants Michael Mahometa and Sally Amen, along with the Division’s co-founder, CNS Assistant Dean Cathy Stacy, are working with the Center for Teaching and Learning to develop a blended-learning introductory statistics course as part of the University’s OnRamps initiative. OnRamps courses are dual-credit offerings for Texas high schools...