Spotlights

 

SDS Student Spotlight - Novin Ghaffari

Novin Ghaffari is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences   Tell us a little about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. In high school, my first job was tutoring immigrant children. Since starting at UT, I’ve mainly worked for...

SDS Student Spotlight - Maurice Diesendruck

  Maurice Diesendruck is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.   Tell us a little about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. Educational background: Mostly math, some econ, some ethnomusicology/anthropologyPrevious work experience: SF startup, then Google, both in data management...

SDS Student Spotlight: Evan Ott

Evan Ott is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I got my undergrad honors degrees here at UT-Austin in Physics and Computer Science (so yes, that makes this my...

SDS Workshop: "A Short Introduction to Bayesian NonParametrics"

14 September 2017—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences presents, "A Short Introduction to Bayesian NonParametrics" with Ramsés Mena (Visiting Fulbright Professor, UT Department of Statistics & Data Sciences Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). October 13, 20 & 27, 20173:30–5:00pm • ART 1.110 Bayesian nonparametrics (BNP) plays an important role in...

SDS Student Spotlight: Yuguang Yue

14 September 2017—Meet Yuguang Yue, a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, previous work experience, etc. I earned my bachelor degree from Fudan University with a major in Math, and earned my master's degree from UCLA with a...

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...

New Software Short Courses Offered for Fall 2017

10 August 2017—SDS is excited to offer four new software short courses this fall. Introduction to SAS, taught by SDS consultant Michael Mahometa, covers all of the basics of data manipulation and analysis in this powerful software. New users will learn how to import data, create informative graphs, and run descriptive and...

Oscar Madrid Padilla: First PhD in Statistics Program Graduate

Photo by Vivian Abagiu17 May 2017—Oscar Madrid Padilla will become the first person to receive a PhD by The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) this May. The department was formed in August 2014 and replaced the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation.Madrid Padilla, a...

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: Rama Lingham

01 December 2016—Dr. Rama Lingham is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the SDS Department. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD (Statistics) from Purdue University in 1985. I served on the faculty of the Division of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical...
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SDS Faculty Spotlight: Nathan Marti

17 November 2016—Nate Marti, Ph.D. is a biostatician and SDS Department lecturer. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology with a specialization in quantitative methods from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, I joined the Statistical Consulting...

SSI to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary!

26 October 2016—May 2017 marks a huge milestone for the UT Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS)—the 10th anniversary of the UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI). Each year, the department hosts SSI, offering intensive four-day workshops on a variety of topics from introductory data sciences to advanced statistics. In...

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...

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...

SDS Tutorial Videos Reach 200,000 Views!

16 September 2016—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences has reached an impressive milestone this fall: the departmental software and hand calculation tutorial videos have been viewed a combined total of over 200,000 times! Viewers accessed the videos directly through Department’s Video Tutorial page, as well as through embedded videos in...

Tenure-Track Job Opening

6 September 2016—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences has a tenure-track job opening (at the level of Assistant Professor) for Fall 2017. We’re looking for applicants with research interests in any area of statistical applications, theory, or methods. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree; strong applicants whose primary degree...

Introducing Statistics Online Support (SOS)

01 September 2016—We are excited to announce the launch of the Statistics Online Support (SOS) resource platform.  Designed and built by SDS lecturers Kristin Harvey and Sally Amen, SOS provides on-demand content for student researchers who need help selecting an analysis method to answer their research question. The interactive, decision tree...

SDS Short Course Registration Now Open, New Courses Offered

25 August 2016—Registration is now open for the fall 2016 SDS software and topic short courses.  Short courses are available to all UT students, faculty, and staff for $30, and seating is limited.  We are excited to offer three new short courses this fall. SDS lecturer Dr. Kristin Harvey will be...

Dr. Sinead Williamson Featured by Women in Machine Learning

10 August 2016—Dr. Sinead Williamson was recently interviewed by the Women in Machine Learning group for its facebook page. In the interview, Sinead details her work on new Bayesian nonparametric models and scalable inference approaches.Read the article here:https://www.facebook.com/WomenInMachineLearning/posts/1390730654275905The annual Workshop for Women in Machine Learning gives female faculty, research scientists, and graduate students in...

SDS Faculty Run Professional Development for OnRamps High School Teachers

26 July 2016—In July, 378 high school teachers gathered at the UT Austin campus to engage in a two-week-long professional development program for OnRamps, a dual-enrollment program that seeks to increase the number and diversity of Texas students who engage in learning experiences aligned with the expectations of leading research universities....