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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

Activities related to COVID-19

June 30, 2020

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

June 1, 2020

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

Professors Bhamidi and Hannig named IMS fellows

May 21, 2020

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected their cohort of new Fellows for 2020, and we have learned that Professors Bhamidi and Hannig will be on the list of honorees. Traditionally, fellows would be presented at the Presidential Address and … Continued

Congratulations 2020 Graduates

May 8, 2020

Please enjoy these messages from our Faculty & Staff.
Congratulations class of 2020! We are so proud of you!

Professor Argon quoted in Scientific American

March 23, 2020

  A recent article in Scientific American on triaging intensive care patients included an interview with Dr. Nilay Argon, whose joint work “Allocation of intensive care unit beds in periods of high demand” with Dr. Serhan Ziya and Dr. Huiyin … Continued

New courses for undergraduate students

March 18, 2020

The STOR Department is pleased to announce new courses coming soon (as early as Fall 2020) as well as some changes in some of the existing courses. Short descriptions of the new courses are provided below but here is a … Continued

Bin Yu to deliver Hotelling Lectures

February 25, 2020

The Hotelling Lectures are an annual event in the Department of Statistics & Operations Research at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  They are presented to honor the memory of Professor Harold Hotelling, our first chairman. This year … Continued

North Carolina ASA Chapter recognizes Steve Marron

February 12, 2020

The North Carolina chapter of the American Statistical Association presented a Senior Statistician award to Dr. Steve Marron at the annual fall dinner on December 6, 2019. He and Alyson Wilson of NCSU were recognized for their “outstanding contributions to … Continued

Weibin Mo wins SLDS paper competition

January 21, 2020

PhD student Weibin Mo has been selected as a winner of the Statistical Learning and Data Science Student Paper Award competition.  In addition to a cash prize, he will have the opportunity to present his paper, “Learning Optimal Distributionally Robust … Continued