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SDS PhD student Giorgio Paulon and Dr. Abhra Sarkar receive the Mitchell Prize

Congratulations to Giorgio Paulon and Dr. Abhra Sarkar (Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin) on their recent Mitchell Prize for their 2020 paper: Bayesian Semiparametric Longitudinal Drift-Diffusion Mixed Models for Tone Learning in Adults.  Journal of the American Statistical Association (https://doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2020.1801448)...

Seeking Applicants for Fall 2021 Lecturer Position

Position Details Position Title: Lecturer (non-tenure track)—AY 2021-22 Location: Austin, Texas Position Type: Faculty Position URL:  apply.interfolio.com/89238   Position Description The department is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and diverse environment. We are therefore interested in candidates...

Sally Ragsdale Receives President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Sally Ragsdale, Associate Professor of Instructor for the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, was selected to receive the annual President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. The award recognizes exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum and those involved in curriculum reform and educational innovation. Congratulations, Sally,...

SDS Focus: Same Great Courses, New Names

Beginning fall 2021, four SDS course names are changing! See below for more details about each course.   SDS 302 and SDS 306 are now SDS 302F, Foundations of Data Analysis! SDS 302F Foundations of Data Analysis (replacing SDS 302 Data Analysis for the Health Sciences) Introduction to data analysis and...

Giorgio Paulon Recognized with SBSS Award

25 January 2021—Statistics doctoral candidate Giorgio Paulon has been selected as one of ten winners of the American Statistical Association Section of Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) Student Paper Competition. Giorgio will be considered for SBSS’s top prize for student papers – the Laplace Award – which will be announced at the Joint...