Annual Talent Show

May 10, 2019

The Statistics and Operations Research department’s annual Talent Party was held at the home of Dr. Vidyadhar Kulkarni to the enjoyment of many.  Faculty, graduate students, family and friends shared food, music and dancing in an evening of fun and … Continued

UNC Team Tarheelytics takes second place in SOA challenge

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to the team of five UNC undergraduates who finished second among all competitors in the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Case Study Challenge for 2019! This means $500 for each team member, and $3000 for UNC. They completed a months-long project … Continued

An Interview with Nilay Argon

April 3, 2019

Endeavors, UNC’s digital research magazine, recently sat down with Professor Nilay Argon for their series “Women in Science Wednesday”.  Read the entire article here.

Congratulations new Phi Beta Kappa members

March 28, 2019

The Statistics and Operations Research department offers congratulations to our undergraduate majors who were recently initiated into Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  The new members are: Taylor Burch Jackson Cabell Nidhi Murlidhar Fan Xu

Summer School Update

March 15, 2019

This year we are increasing our Summer School offerings to include STOR 320, Intro to Data Science.  This immensely popular class will be held during Summer Session II, and like all of our Summer School courses it will not be … Continued

Hotelling Lecturer Announced

March 1, 2019

The Hotelling Lectures are an annual event in the Department of Statistics & Operations Research honoring the memory of Professor Harold Hotelling, our first Department Chair.  This year we are honored to have Professor Yurii Nesterov deliver our two public … Continued

Zhengling Qi wins Student Paper Competition

January 11, 2019

Zhengling Qi, a PhD student in Statistics under advisor Yufeng Liu, has recently been selected as one of five winners of the 2019 Statistical Learning and Data Science Student Paper Competition.  Zhengling’s paper “Estimating Individualized Decision Rules with Tail Controls”, … Continued

Professor Kai Zhang addresses “reproducibility”

December 17, 2018

To help people understand some of the new challenges in statistics, Dr. Kai Zhang has recently published an article focusing on the reproducibility crisis for The Conversation.  Read the complete article here!

2018 Holiday Party

December 7, 2018

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research held its annual Holiday Party on December 6th.  Amid the food and fellowship, the following awards were presented to graduate students: Ph.D. students Michael Conroy, Haipeng Gao, Yang Yu and Zheqi Zhang received … Continued

New Phi Beta Kappa members

November 27, 2018

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research would like to congratulate undergraduate students Corwin Carr, Catherine Gill, Alexander Kan, Danny Ly, and Robert West on their recent initiation into Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.