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Runze Li selected as holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics
Runze Li, Verne M. Willaman Professor of Statistics at Penn State, has been appointed as Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty members in the Penn State Eberly College of Science. He was appointed to the Chair by the Office of the President, based on the recommendations of colleagues and the Dean, in recognition of his national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.
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Aleksandra Slavkovic receives Leadership Award
Sesa received the 2017 Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award.
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Claire Kelling wins Ellis R. Ott Scholarship
This American Society for Quality scholarship is awarded "based on demonstrated ability, academic achievement, industrial and teaching experience, involvement in student or professional organizations, faculty recommendations, and career objectives.”
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2018 Chemerda Lecture
Dr. Wasserman will present two lectures as part of the Chemerda Lecture series. The first public forum lecture - March 14th, titled "The Greatest Debate in the History of Science ". His second scientific lecture will be presented March 15th, titled "High Dimensional Multinomials and Unsmooth Densities ".
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Jogesh Babu named Distinguished Professor
Dr. Babu has been named a distinguished professor by Penn State in acknowledgment for his decades of contributions to fields such as probabilistic number theory, resampling methods, nonparametrics, goodness of fit, and of course, astrostatistics.
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Dr. Jogesh Babu recognized at the International Conf. in Statistics and Probability
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis initiated the discipline of Statistics in India. He made fundamental and lasting contributions to its development and application. He founded the Indian Statistical Institute with the aim of teaching and research in Statistics and allied subjects. The conference on Statistics and Probability was held at the Kolkata campus of the Institute, on January 2-4, 2018. A post-conference workshop on Astrostatistics was also organized on January 5, 2018.
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Runze Li named 2017 AAAS Fellow.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced its list of fellows for 2017 "in recognition of their contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines." Runze Li is listed as one of the seven in the section on Statistics
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Pat Buchanan receives the C. I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
The C. I. Noll Award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member within the Eberly College of Science. Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, and all students. Faculty may also nominate themselves or another faculty member. The award is designed to recognize a faculty member who has had a positive impact on students. One award will be given to a tenure-track faculty member and one award will be given to an instructional teaching faculty member or lecturer.
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2017 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture Presented by Glenn Firebaugh
"Where does social change come from? Or, how to decompose almost anything." will be presented by Glenn Firebaugh, Roy C. Buck Professor Emeritus of American Institutions and Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University on Monday, September 25, 2017.
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2017 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat
The 2017 Bioinformatics and Genomics retreat will be held on September 22nd and 23rd. The one and a half day retreat will feature Dr. Zhiping Weng from University of Massachusetts Medical School as the keynote speaker. There will also be a number of faculty and student talks as well as a workshop session on the September 23rd. The retreat is open to everyone and attendance is free, but everyone must register before September 15th.
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