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SSI Course Spotlight: Scalable Machine Learning: Methods and Tools

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 13th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 26–29, 2020! Learn more and register.   What is the course?  This course introduces participants to common methods and tools for machine learning in practice and...
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SSI Course Spotlight: Introduction to SQL and Relational Database Design

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 13th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 26–29, 2020! Learn more and register. What is the course? This course will teach interested parties the basics of relational database design and Structured Query Language...

SSI Course Spotlight: Introduction to Data Analysis and Graphics using R

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 13th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 26–29, 2020! Learn more and register. What is this course?  Introduction to Data Analysis and Graphics using R is a hands-on course intended to provide first-time...
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SSI Course Spotlight: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 13th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 26–29, 2020! Learn more and register. What is the course?  Introduction to Bayesian Statistics will cover probability basics, common continuous/discrete probability distributions, likelihood functions, and Bayes'...
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SDS Student Employees Attend LeaderShape Institute

29 January 2020—In January 2020, two Department of Statistics and Data Science student employees, Kevin Nguyen (he/him) and Nova Rose Brown (they/them), attended the LeaderShape Institute, a  6-day program that covered self-discovery, skills that are applicable to not only the workplace but in personal life, and communication skills. Hosted by the...

Jennifer Starling: SBSS AWARD WINNER

23 January 2020—Statistics doctoral candidate Jennifer Starling has been selected as one of ten Section of Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) student paper award winners for Joint Statistical Meetings 2020.  Jennifer is advised by Dr. James Scott. Her paper is titled "BART with Targeted Smoothing: An analysis of patient-specific stillbirth risk"...

SDS Launches Undergraduate Research Forum in Fall 2019

22 January 2020—In December 2019, almost 1800 undergraduate students enrolled in SDS 301, 302, 328M, and 358 presented their original research to their classmates, faculty, and the UT commnity at large. This poster session replaced a traditional final exam as an innovative and engaging way to showcase what the students have...