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SDS Faculty Host NSF-CBMS 2016 Regional Conference in Topological Data Analysis

PhD in Statistics students Kelly Kang and Mengjie Wang work the registration table.13 June 2016—UT professors Lizhen Lin (SDS), Peter Mueller (SDS and Mathematics) and Rachel Ward (Mathematics) hosted the NSF-CBMS Regional Conference 2016 : Topology, Geometry, and Statistics from May 31–June 4 2016 at the UT Thompson Conference Center. This...

Alumni Spotlight: Xiao Bai

18 March 2015—Meet Xiao Bai, a 2013 graduate of the MS in Statistics Program, who shares her insights and experiences of life after graduation.  What did you do in the year immediately following graduation? I joined Freescale Semiconductor Inc. as an Enterprise Business Intelligence Analyst, in addition to getting married in China last December!What...

Statistics Online Support (SOS) Resource Platform Receives Grant Funding

27 January 2015—Following the success of the SDS 328M Course Transformation in 2014, Dr. Kristin Harvey and Sally Amen have been awarded a second Curriculum Innovation Grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning to create the Statistics Online Support (SOS) resource platform. Designed for student researchers who have collected data...

Michael Mahometa Launches MOOC on Foundations of Data Analysis

1 December 2014—Dr. Michael Mahometa launched the “Foundations of Data Analysis” MOOC in partnership with edX on November 4, 2014. This 12-week, hands-on, basic statistics course covers descriptive statistics, inferential testing, and modeling.  Current course enrollment is 32,635 (73% male, 27% female) and continues to increase. Dr. Mahometa took some time...

Course Transformation for SDS 328M Biostatistics

31 October 2014—Students in this fall's sections of SDS 328M "Biostatistics" are benefitting from a course transformation effort that was undertaken over the summer. Sally Amen, Dr. Kristin Harvey, Dr. Bindu Viswanathan, and Andrea Hall led the effort to modify the course structure and content to enable students to become successful...

Research Spotlight: Tom Sager Develops Stress Tests for Banks

23 September 2014—Thalis is a competitive European Union (EU) grant won by a team that includes Professor Tom Sager of the SDS and IROM departments. Other team members include Greek academics, central bank and foreign experts. The EU funds the grant through the government of Greece. Named for the ancient Greek...

Mike Daniels Named Co-editor of Biometrics

12 August 2014—Dr. Mike Daniels, chair of the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences,  chosen to be the next co-editor of Biometrics. Biometrics is regarded as the highest quality biostatistical journal in the world.   Due to the large number of submissions, there are three co-editors. By "geographical convention" the three co-editors represent different parts of the...

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...