Spotlights

 

Kristin Harvey featured in The Texas Scientist

Start with the Student By Christine Sinatra. Photos by Vivian Abagiu and Brett Buchanan.In the twentieth century, education revolved around ideas and facts students learned. Lectures and readings, well-worn methods for transferring knowledge, preceded opportunities for students to parrot back what they knew on tests. Yes, some students who achieved mastery...

Bindu Viswanathan's "A Timeless Symbiosis" featured on the cover of the CDC’s journal for December 2017

Bindu Viswanathan's painting, "A Timeless Symbiosis" is featured on the cover of the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal for December 2017. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/12/ac-2312_article/ "Everything within a circle is one thing, which is encircled, enframed," wrote 20th-century American mythologist and lecturer Joseph Campbell. This month’s cover art, A Timeless Symbiosis, uses the motif of circles...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Ramsés Mena Chávez

14 September 2017—Ramsés Mena Chávez is a Fulbright Visiting Professor hosted by the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences during 2017-18. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD in Statistics from the University of Bath, UK,  after completing an BSc. in Actuarial...

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,...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Jerry Manheimer

27 February 2017—Jerry Manheimer, Ph. D., is a Lecturer from the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. My educational background is primarily in the areas of cognitive psychology, research methods and statistics....

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. Born and raised in Austin, Texas. Former musician. Graduated from, then later taught at, Anderson High school. BA in Mathematics and MS in Statistics from UT Austin. What...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Lauren Blondeau

31 January 2017—Meet Dr. Lauren Blondeau, a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.  Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Rice University. My master's and Ph.D. are from UT (Hook 'em!) in Educational Psychology. I have taught all...

SDS Faculty Spotlight: Maggie Myers

Maggie E. Myers, PhD., is a lecturer in Department of Statistics & Data Science. Tell us a little bit about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. I grew up in a small steel town in Western Pennsylvania. I started to work in a textile factory at age 16. I graduated from...