UNC Team Places 3rd, Earns Grant

May 8, 2017

A team of five students recently competed in the Society of Actuaries 2017 Student Case Study Challenge, finishing third.  The challenge provides an opportunity to apply actuarial skills to real-world problems through research, analysis, and the development of models.  Finalists … Continued

Mark He awarded competitive DoD Fellowship

April 26, 2017

The department congratulates Ph. D. candidate Mark He, who has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship by the Department of Defense (DoD).  Mark was one of over 3,500 applicants for the estimated 150 fellowship opportunities, which … Continued

UNC team wins big at Duke Datathon

April 24, 2017

Ph.D. candidates Yunxiao Liu, Iain Carmichael, and John Palowitch, along with Yiming Hu, a Ph.D. candidate from Yale Biostatistics, took first place in the Duke Datathon on April 21st, 2017. The competition was sponsored by Citadel and Citadel Securities, in … Continued

Hotelling Lectures to be presented by Aad van der Vaart

February 23, 2017

This year’s Hotelling Lectures will be presented by Aad van der Vaart, Professor and Scientific Director of the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University.  The subject will be Nonparametric Bayesian methods: frequentist analysis.   Aad van der Vaart studied mathematics, philosophy … Continued