Statistics Faculty Receive Multiple Grants

August 25, 2017
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David Sivakoff, assistant professor of statistics and mathematics, and Sebastian Kurtek, assistant professor of statistics, are co-principal investigators on a new interdisciplinary grant awarded to Ohio State through the NSF's Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I (TRIPODS) Program.  TRIPODS aims to bring the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities together in order to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities.  Sivakoff and Kurtek's project is titled "Topology, Geometry, and Data Analysis (TGDA@OSU):  Discovering Structure, Shape, and Dynamics in Data."

Yunzhang Zhu, assistant professor of statistics, is the principal investigator of a new NSF grant titled "Collaborative Research: Collaborative Learning for Multimodal Data."

Peter Craigmile, professor of statistics, is a co-investigator on a new R21 award from the NIH.  Craigmile's collaborators on this project are Megan Roberts, assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion, and Amy Ferketich, professor of epidemiology, in the College of Public Health. Their project is titled "Evaluating How Licensing-Law Strategies will Change Neighborhood Disparities in Tobacco Retailer Density."