Spotlights

 

Michael Zhang: Graduate of the PhD in Statistics Program

4 May 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Michael Zhang! In May 2018, Michael Zhang has graduated from the PhD in Statistics Program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.  Now that you have graduated from the PhD in Statistics Program, what are you planning doing next? I will travel around...

SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: Introduction to Causal Inference by Nathaniel Woodward

SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: Introduction to Causal Inference by Nathaniel Woodward Instructor Biography Nathaniel Woodward (né Raley) is an instructor and education researcher at UT Austin. He earned his MS in Statistics from UT in 2016 and he is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology. His research explores how...

SSI Course Spotlight: Non-Parametric Statistical Methods for Small Datasets with Dr. Bindu Viswanathan

SSI Course Spotlight: Non-Parametric Statistical Methods for Small Datasets with Dr. Bindu Viswanathan Instructor BiographyBindu Viswanathan got her Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 1999 from Emory University. For the next three years, she worked as a Biostatistician at Merck and Novartis, as the statistics lead on Phase III clinical trials in the...

SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: "Missing Data Analysis using Mplus" with Keenan Pituch

SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: "Missing Data Analysis using Mplus" with Keenan PituchInstructor BiographyDr. Keenan Pituch earned a Ph.D. in Research Design and Statistics from Florida State University in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at...

SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: "Statistics for the Dissertation" with Sarah Collins

 SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: "Statistics for the Dissertation" with Dr. Sarah Collins Instructor Biography Sarah has a PhD in Educational Psychology, an MS in Economics, and an MA in Program Evaluation, all earned at The University of Texas at Austin. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Chicago. She...

SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: "Applied Hierarchical Linear Modeling" with Catherine Cubbin

30 January 2018—SSI 2018 New Course Spotlight: "Applied Hierarchical Linear Modeling" with Dr. Catherine Cubbin Instructor Biography Catherine Cubbin is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Work, and a Faculty Research Associate at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin....

Spring Software Short Course Registration Now Open!

22 January 2018—SDS is excited to announce the Spring 2018 software and topic short course line-up. We will be offering software courses in R, Python, SQL, Stata, Microsoft Excel, and MATLAB, as well as our topics course, Understanding Regression. These three-hour, hands-on workshops are perfect for those who want an introduction...

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...