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Lauren Blondeau Receives Award from the Texas Center for Disability Studies

Lauren Blondeau, Assistant Professor of Instruction for the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, received the award for the Most Improved Accessibility in the Student Diversity Impact Training. She participated in an accessibility grant that was funded by the Actions for Community Transformation seed grant from the Provost for Diversity office....

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)...

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,...

Dr. Abhra Sarkar Awarded NSF Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Abhra Sarkar (Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin) on his recent National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the project titled, “Novel Statistical Frameworks for Local Inference in Neuroscience of Learning.” Dr. Sarkar will serve as...

Bayesian Statistics Award Winners—Dr. Abhra Sarkar, Kelly Kang, and Tianjian Zhou

9 September 2019—Please join SDS in congratulating Dr. Abhra Sarkar, Kelly Kang, and Dr. Tianjian Zhou for receiving the following prestigious awards for their work in Bayesian Statistics. Dr. Abhra Sarkar, Assistant ProfessorAbhra Sarkar was the lead author of the paper awarded the prestigious Mitchell Prize that is given annually by...

Dr. Corwin M. Zigler Awarded the 2019 Rothman Epidemiology Prize

7 June 2019—Dr. Corwin M. Zigler was recently announced as the winner of the 2019 Rothman Epidemiology Prize.  Excerpt from original article in the Epidemiology Journal The Editors and Editorial Board of Epidemiology are pleased to announce the selection of Corwin M. Zigler as the winner of this year’s Rothman Epidemiology...

Dr. Kristin Harvey Receives President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Data scientist Kristin Harvey is among eight University of Texas at Austin faculty members named as recipients of the 2018-19 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes the university's educational innovators who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum, including signature courses, and engage with curriculum reform and educational innovation....

Sally Ragsdale Honored with CNS Teaching Excellence Award

6 September 2018—The College of Natural Sciences announced today that Assistant Professor of Instruction Sally Ragsdale is a 2018 recipient of the CNS Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes and honors the committed and innovative educators who help students learn a demanding curriculum and excel in the classroom. Sally will be...

Dr. Kristin Harvey Recognized for Work Teaching Freshmen

  11 May 2017—Established in 1983 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, the Dads’ Association, now called Texas Parents, works to support the needs of The University of Texas at Austin students and professors. This year’s four recipients of their annual fellowship are Astronomy assistant professor Steven Finkelstein,...