The department will be represented at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami this summer by 13 of our graduate students. Thanks to all the presenters for helping us show what impressive students we have. The students and their topics are listed below:
Statistics faculty member Peter Craigmile visited Washington, DC, on behalf of the ASA to attend the 17th Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Capitol Hill Exhibition and Reception.
Research by recent graduate Dr. Matthiaz Katzfuss (PhD '11) and statistics faculty member Dr. Noel Cressie was recently highlighted on the NASA JPL website.
The Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights (NCACI) was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Statistical Partnerships among Academe, Industry and Government (SPAIG) Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA).
Statistics faculty member Noel Cressie has been appointed by Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Dr. Robert Groves to serve on the Census Bureau Scientific Advisory Committee for 2011–14.
Congratulations to Matthias Katzfuss and Jenný Brynjarsdóttir, our 2011 Whitney Research Award winners. We have asked both students to share a summary of their current research: