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Giorgio Paulon Recognized with SBSS Award

25 January 2021—Statistics doctoral candidate Giorgio Paulon has been selected as one of ten winners of the American Statistical Association Section of Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) Student Paper Competition. Giorgio will be considered for SBSS’s top prize for student papers – the Laplace Award – which will be announced at the Joint...

Registration is Open for the 2020 Summer Statistics Institute

REGISTER NOW   The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 13th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 26–29, 2020.   Registration begins January 15, 2020 To learn more about 2020 courses and general information please visit cvent.utexas.edu/2020SSI Registration or review the 2020...

Multiple SDS Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for three open-rank faculty positions to begin in Fall 2020. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics and data science courses, have an active research program, supervise graduate students,...

Stay or Switch? SDS Schools Adults at Thinkery21 Event

20 May 2019—SDS participated in the Thinkery’s May adult-only event, “Thinkery21: Get Your Game On.” The Thinkery in Austin is a private non-profit organization that offers children hands-on, interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exhibits and programs. The general target age of the Thinkery entrant is newborn through eleven...

SSI 2019 New Course Spotlight: "Intermediate Excel for Personal and Professional Use" with Maliki Ghossainy

The 12th annual Summer Statistics Institute will include the new course "Intermediate Excel for Personal and Professional Use" wih Maliki Ghossainy.   Instructor Biography Maliki received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2015 and M.S. in Statistics in 2016 from The University of Texas at Austin. She is an experienced statistical and...

Assistant Professor Job Opening

25 September 2018—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences has a tenure-track job opening (at the level of Assistant Professor) for Fall 2019. 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...