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Graduate Student Website

November 22, 2019

Our amazing graduate students have created their own website which is designed to be a place to have all your questions about student life answered.  While it is still under construction, some sections are already full of information.  Questions about … Continued

STOR at the University Research Week

November 14, 2019

Two faculty members (Prof. Jan Hannig and Prof. Mario Giacomazzo), two Ph.D. students (Nhan Pham and Aleksandr Touzov), and one senior STAN student (Tiffany Tran) have presented their research and shared their thoughts and experience  to our undergraduate students during … Continued

Analyzing the qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon

October 1, 2019

On September 27, faculty member Richard Smith and STOR senior Spencer Siegel visited the Boston Athletic Association, organizers of the Boston Marathon, to consult about the qualifying standards that most runners must satisfy to enter the Boston Marathon. Richard previously … Continued

An interview of Kai Zhang on scientific reproducibility

August 23, 2019

Dr. Zhang was interviewed about his work on post-selection inference. “The problem today is that in many cases, researchers cannot replicate existing findings in the literature and they cannot produce the same conclusions. This is undermining the credibility of scientists … Continued

Kai Zhang receives NSF grant

August 23, 2019

Dr. Kai Zhang has recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. “Binary Expansion Statistics: A Nonparametric Inference Framework for Big Data”. In the Big Data era, the large numbers of observations and variables pose unprecedented challenging problems … Continued

Shayna Hill on Search Committee

August 5, 2019

Our own Department Manager, Shayna Hill, will be serving as a member of the search committee for UNC-Chapel Hill’s new Chancellor.  As the chair of the Employee Forum, Shayna was included to represent the interests of UNC staff members across … Continued

Jan Hannig receives NSF grant

July 30, 2019

Dr. Jan Hannig has recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.  “Collaborative Research: Generalized Fiducial Inference in the Age of Data Science” is a three-year grant investigating foundations of statistical inference and its interplay with modern data … Continued

Commencement Ceremony

May 21, 2019

The Statistics and Operations Research Department held its annual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in the Genome Science Building.  A total of 164 Bachelor’s, 11 Master’s and 8 PhD degrees were awarded during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Dr. … Continued