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  • Annual department awards

    While we were unable to hold an in-person gathering to celebrate the end of year holidays, the Statistics and Operations Research Department quietly presented the following awards to outstanding graduate students at the end of the fall semester: Cambanis-Hoeffding-Nicholson Award … Continued

  • Yiyun Luo wins ASA award

    STOR Ph.D. student Yiyun Luo has won the American Statistical Association’s Business and Economic Statistics Student Paper Award. He will present his work at Joint Statistical Meetings at Seattle in August this year. Yiyun has been doing his Ph.D. dissertation … Continued

  • STOR at University Research Week 2020

    University Research Week 2020 took place October 19-23, 2020. STOR organized some short research talks in our classes to share with students some research activities happening in our department. Please find below the list of the talks: Mr. David Peery … Continued

  • Richard Smith named AAAS Fellow

    Dr. Richard Smith has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of few statisticians to obtain this honor.  His nomination cited his work with the statistical analysis of extreme events and environmental applications, … Continued

  • Election article by STOR professors and graduate students

    STOR graduate students Benjamin Leinwand and Puyao Ge, and professors Vidyadhar Kulkarni and Richard Smith teamed up recently to answer the following question: What is the smallest percentage of the popular vote a candidate can garner in a US presidential … Continued

  • Serhan Ziya’s research highlighted in Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine

    Professor Serhan Ziya is applying his expertise in operations research to help hospitals and emergency departments allocate limited resources most efficiently, showcasing the critical value of math and modeling in allocating needed health care resources.

  • Alumnus receives ASA award

    Citing his “outstanding contribution” to small area estimation, the theory and practice of Bayesian statistics as well has his “superb teaching and mentoring of PhD students”, UNC alumnus Dr. Malay Ghosh of the University of Florida has been awarded the … Continued

  • STORies newsletter 2020

    Enjoy reading the department first STORies newsletter. We would like the thank the contributors: Vladas Pipiras (Department Chair) Shankar Bhamidi (Graduate Program Director) Serhan Ziya (Undergraduate Program Director) Shayna Hill (Business Officer) Benjamin Leinwand (Graduate Student Liason) Yuzixuan Zhu (MS … Continued

  • Activities related to COVID-19

    Professors Nilay Argon, Yufeng Liu and Serhan Ziya, together with graduate student Qian Cheng, have developed a tool for hospital and emergency department (ED) managers, physicians, and health care workers to quickly convert predictions of future COVID-19 patient arrivals into … Continued

  • Andrew Nobel promoted to Distinguished Professor

    The Department is pleased to announce that faculty member Andrew B. Nobel has been appointed as the Robert Paul Ziff Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Operations Research, effective July 1, 2020.  Professor Nobel’s appointment recognizes his research achievements and collaborative activities. … Continued