Professor Yufeng Liu was selected for the Inaugural Leo Breiman Junior Awards by the Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science (SLDS) at ASA, for great impacts of his work in the area of SLDS. As an award recipient, Yufeng is invited to give … Continued
Two of our graduate students, Jianyu Liu and Zhengling Qi, have won paper competitions sponsored by the American Statistical Association in 2017. The paper by Zhengling Qi, titled D-learning to estimate optimal individual treatment rules and jointly written with Professor Yufeng … Continued
Professor Hannig was a guest interview on “What Matters in North Carolina” to discuss his statistical assessment of people who have won the lottery multiple times. Quick preview, one person who won 40+ times statistically would have had to spend $230,000 … Continued
Prof. Vladas Pipiras from the Department of Statistics and Operations Research has been collaborating with the US Navy and other researchers on understanding extreme values of ship motions. The work carried out by Prof. Pipiras as a visiting faculty at … Continued
Some NC lottery players win so often, their good fortune defies logic. Are they gaming the system? With a few other statisticians and analysts, Professor Jan Hannig from the Department of Statistics and Operations Research helps to explain the lottery … Continued
The Statistics and Operations Research Department would like to welcome our newest faculty members, Assistant Professors Nicolas Fraiman and Sayan Banerjee! Dr. Banerjee received his undergraduate and masters education at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata. He completed his … Continued
Every year the STOR department offers a number of First Year Seminars. These are meant to introduce incoming first year students to cutting edge research in the disciplines of STOR. This year Dr. Shankar Bhamidi is teaching a course called … Continued
With the start of the 2016-17 school year, faculty members in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research have received a number of new research grants from national research funds, to support their research in statistics and operations research with … Continued
Congratulations to Ryder Best, an undergraduate student of Mathematical Decision Sciences and Economics, who has received the 2016 Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE) scholarship.
A new award to recognize excellence in teaching by faculty and graduate students has been established in STOR. This has been made possible by a generous gift from the family of Dr. Deemer.