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SDS Welcomes Rachel Wang, Visiting Harrington Faculty Fellow

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences is pleased to welcome Rachel Wang, one of two 2021-2022 Harrington Faculty Fellows visiting the College of Natural Sciences.  The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program is one of the best endowed visiting scholar and graduate fellow programs in the nation. Sybil Harrington established...
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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...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate)

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate)

The SDS Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been canceled for the rest of the semester. - The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate; The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences), on Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00...
SDS Seminar Series: Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate)

SDS Seminar Series: Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate)

The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate; The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences), on Friday, February 21st, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.Title: "Bayesian Semiparametric Longitudinal Drift-Diffusion Mixed Models...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Changyou Chen

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Changyou Chen

The SDS Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been canceled for the rest of the semester.The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Changyou Chen of University at Buffalo (State University of New York, Department of Computer Science and Engineering), on Friday, May 8th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Matthias Katzfuss

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Matthias Katzfuss

The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Matthias Katzfuss of Texas A&M University (Department of Statistics), on Friday, April 10th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.Title: "Gaussian-Process Approximations for Big Data"Abstract: Gaussian processes (GPs) are popular, flexible, and interpretable...
CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal

CANCELED - SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal

The SDS Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been canceled for the rest of the semester.The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal of North Carolina State University (Department of Statistics), on Friday, March 27th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas...
SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo

SDS Seminar Series: Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo

The Spring 2020 SDS Seminar Series begins with Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo of Carnegie Mellon University (Department of Statistics & Data Sciences), on Friday, February 28th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.324 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.Title: "Change Point Analysis in High-dimensions"Abstract:Statistical change point analysis is concerned...

SDS Seminar Series: Robert Gramacy

The Fall 2019 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Robert Gramacy, Virginia Tech University, Department of Statistics, on Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.328 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Title: Replication or Exploration? Sequential Design for Stochastic Simulation ExperimentsAbstract: We investigate...

SDS Seminar Series: Henry Scharf

The Fall 2019 SDS Seminar Series continues with Dr. Henry Scharf (San Diego State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics) on Friday, November 8th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in CBA 4.328 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Title: Statistical Models for Heterogeneous Animal MovementAbstract: Understanding the drivers...

SDS Seminar Series - Kelly Kang

Title: A new multivariate location scale skew family of densitiesAbstract:  The class of multivariate skewed distributions has received extensive attention recently. The motivation originates from datasets which often do not follow the normal distribution, including financial, energy, biomedical and many other ones.We propose a multivariate skew transformation which allows the modeling of skewness...

Dr. Michael Mahometa Receives 2019 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Michael Mahometa, Director of Consulting and Professional Education for the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, was selected to receive a 2019 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes exceptional teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Michael recieved the award at the 2019 Teaching Discovery...

SDS Seminar Series - Jennifer Starling

Title: Smooth extensions to BART, with applications to women's healthcare practice and policyAbstract: Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) has been shown to be an effective framework for modeling nonlinear regression functions, with strong predictive performance in a variety of contexts. The BART prior over a regression function is defined by independent...

SDS Seminar Series - Rebecca Nugent

Title: Instead of Just Teaching Data Science, Let’s Understand How and Why People Do ItAbstract: With the growing ubiquity and popularity of data science as a field, the emphasis in education has largely been on developing programs, courses, and tools that address the demand; however, far less attention has been paid to assessment,...

Multiple SDS Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for three open-rank faculty positions to begin in Fall 2020. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics and data science courses, have an active research program, supervise graduate students,...

SDS Seminar Series - Weining Shen

Weining Shen is assistant professor of Statistics at University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD from North Carolina State University in 2013, and his thesis won the Leonard J. Savage Dissertation Award. In 2013-2015, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Biostatistics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Prof. Shen’s research...

SDS FOCUS - Statistics Online Support

The Statistics Online Support (SOS) resource platform is an interactive, decision tree based site that asks users a series of questions that guide them to the appropriate statistical technique. The site provides detailed examples, alongside embedded tutorial videos showing how to conduct the analysis by hand calculation or using the software packages R and...

SDS Seminar Series - Joe Antonelli

Title: Doubly robust approaches to causal inference in high dimensionsAbstract: Valid estimation of treatment effects from observational data requires proper control of confounding. If the number of covariates is large relative to the number of observations, then controlling for all available covariates is infeasible. In this talk, I will discuss two projects...

SDS Seminar Series - Zhengwu Zhang

Title: Statistical Analysis of Brain Structural Connectome Abstract: There have been remarkable advances in imaging technology, used routinely and pervasively in many human studies, that non-invasively measures human brain structure and function. Among them, a particular imaging modality called diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is used to infer shapes of millions...

Stay or Switch? SDS Schools Adults at Thinkery21 Event

20 May 2019—SDS participated in the Thinkery’s May adult-only event, “Thinkery21: Get Your Game On.” The Thinkery in Austin is a private non-profit organization that offers children hands-on, interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exhibits and programs. The general target age of the Thinkery entrant is newborn through eleven...