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Master’s student Wonkyung Jang receives Tanner Award

March 16, 2021

Our M.S. student Wonkyung Jang, who is also a Ph.D. student in the School of Education, has been honored by the Office of the Provost with its Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the highest campuswide recognition for teaching … Continued

Alumnus selected for ICSA award

March 12, 2021

Dr. Guan Yu of the University at Buffalo has been selected by the International Chinese Statistical Association as their Outstanding Young Researcher “For his impact on statistical machine learning, in particular, his fundamental contributions to graph-based statistical learning methods and … Continued

Annual department awards

February 10, 2021

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

January 25, 2021

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

December 11, 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

December 4, 2020

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

October 26, 2020

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

Alumnus receives ASA award

October 6, 2020

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

October 5, 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