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Spotlights

 

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Starling

  14 November 2016—Meet Jennifer Starling, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I am from Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with degrees in math and theatre. Afterwards, I spent several...

Student Spotlight: Michael Zhang

7 November 2016—Meet Michael Zhang, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 with a degree in Political Science and Statistics. Afterwards, I worked at a startup tech company...

Student Spotlight: Oscar Madrid Padilla

28 October 2016—Meet Oscar Madrid Padilla, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I am from Honduras where I studied all the way up to high school. I then went to Mexico to study a...

Student Spotlight: Tianjian Zhou

Meet Tianjian Zhou, a fourth-year PhD in Statistics student in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little about yourself—educational background, previous work, experience, etc. I’m from China. I received a BS in Statistics from University of Science and Technology of China, Special Class for the Gifted...

UT-Austin Wins Interdisciplinary “Big Data” Grant

22 July 2016—The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.02 million training grant from the National Institutes of Health to train a new generation of scientists in statistics, biology, and computer science in order to solve important public health problems involving big data and improve overall health. The grant will...

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...

Student Spotlight: Sukyung Park

16 December 2014—Meet Sukyung Park, a first-year PhD in Statistics student in the Department of Statistics & Data Sciences.  Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I’m from South Korea. I received an MS in statistics from UT Austin and a BS in Industrial Engineering from KAIST,...

Student Spotlight: Guy Cole

7 October 2014—Guy Cole is a second-year PhD in Statistics student in the Department of Statistics & Data Sciences who is one of the first cohort of PhD students, our Graduate Student Assembly representative, and founder of DATA-Group.  Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I'm...