2nd Annual Florence Nightingale Day

October 1, 2019
Florence Nightingale

The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) are pleased to host the second annual Florence Nightingale Day.  This  event will be held for middle and high school  students at the Ohio State University campus as well as other locations across the country on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Florence Nightingale was a founder of modern nursing and a pioneer of statistical graphics, and is credited with developing a variant of the well-known pie chart to track disease mortality over time.

Bill Notz Receives ASA Founders Award

September 24, 2019
Bill Notz

Bill Notz, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Statistics, has received the American Statistical Associations Founders Award.  The award was given for Bill's "outstanding section leadership, including serving as chair of the Physical and Engineering Sciences Section and Section on Statistical Education and as vice chair of the Council of Sections Governing Board; for outstanding publications leadership, including service as editor of Technometrics and the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE); and for leadership in statistics education as a member of the ASA/MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics, as chair and as executive committee member of the Statistics Education Section, as editor of JSE, and for his financial support of the Best JSE Paper Award."

Congratulations, Summer 2019 Graduates!

August 5, 2019

MS in Statistics

Qiaolan Deng

Meredith McCormack-Mager

Yiran Zhang



Shuai Zhen


PhD in Biostatistics

Giovanni Nattino; Advisor - Bo Lu

Wenna Xi; Advisor - Catherine Calder

Steve MacEachern Named Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Statistics

June 11, 2019
Steve MacEachern

Steven MacEachern, Professor and Chair in the Department of Statistics, has been named 2019 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Statistics.  The Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship honors a select few of full professors who have excelled in teaching, service and research and creative activity, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, college and university, and/or the public.