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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...

A New Texas COVID-19 Pandemic Toolkit Shows the Importance of Social Distancing

Since 2012 a pandemic-planning tool developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has helped public health officials plan for the consequences of a deadly and virulent virus. Now the pandemic modeler who developed the toolkit is studying COVID-19 and has built a new model to project the...

SDS Staff Working Remotely Beginning March 16, 2020

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 all SDS staff are working remotely. Please direct all questions or requests to stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu.  Thank you,  SDS Staff