Dr. Yufeng Liu awarded grant

December 12, 2017

Dr. Yufeng Liu has recently been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, under the National Institute of Health.  “Unlocking complex co-expression network using graphical models” is a four-year grant investigating new machine learning … Continued

Carolina Grad Named Schwarzman Scholar

December 4, 2017

Congratulations to our 2015 MDS alum Min Yang on being selected for this prestigious program! Carolina Grad Named Schwarzman Scholar

Dr. J.S. Marron to be Visiting Lecturer

October 3, 2017

During the month of October Professor Steve Marron will be the Al-Kindi Distinguished Statistics Lecturer at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.  KAUST is the premier science university in Saudi Arabia and attracts leading international faculty … Continued

Faculty search – Assistant Professor

September 19, 2017

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for a tenure-track position in statistics at the assistant professor level starting July 1, 2018.  See the entire announcement below.   … Continued

Dr. Yufeng Liu Named IMS Fellow

September 16, 2017

Yufeng Liu, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place July 31 at the Joint Statistics Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Liu received the … Continued

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