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Ph.D. Student - Daisy Phillips interviewed in "Valued Penguin"

Ph.D. Student - Daisy Phillips interviewed in "Valued Penguin"

Daisy Phillips was interviewed in ValuePenguin's series on the "Future of Statisticians". In the interview Daisy discussed her influences, experiences, and goals.

C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize Workshop Scheduled for October 5, 2013

The Statistics department will hold a one-day workshop, in conjunction with the 2013 bioinformatics and genomics retreat, to welcome several distinguished guests and honor two prize winners, Herman Chernoff and Steve Fienberg.

Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture to be given by Professor Rod Little

Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture to be given by Professor Rod Little

The Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture will be held Monday, November 4,2013

New characterization of human genome mutability catalyzes biomedical esearch

New characterization of human genome mutability catalyzes biomedical esearch

A crucial development for personalized genomic medicine - researchers at the Center for Medical Genomics elucidate intricacies of mutagenesis.

Dr. Lin Elected Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Dr. Lin Elected Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Dennis Lin, professor of statistics at Penn State University, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), which honored him "for his contributions to experimental design and response-surface methodology, and for service to the profession." This is Lin's fifth professional Fellow.

Genome instability studies could change the future of medical treatment for cancer and other diseases

Genome instability studies could change the future of medical treatment for cancer and other diseases

Six years ago, Dr. Makova and colleagues Kristin Eckert and Francesca Chiaromonte – all Huck Institutes affiliates in the Center for Medical Genomics – began employing a unique collaborative approach, combining computational biology, statistical modeling, and wet-bench experiments, to elucidate microsatellites' mutational behavior and the genomic events defining their evolution.

Debashis Ghosh to chair the Biostatistical methods and Research Design Study Section

Debashis Ghosh to chair the Biostatistical methods and Research Design Study Section

Dr. Debashis Ghosh has accepted an invitation to serve as chairperson of the Biostatistical Methods and Research Design Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2015.

Dr. C.R. Rao Receives 37th Honorary Degree

Dr. C.R. Rao Receives 37th Honorary Degree

On May 12,2013 Dr. Rao received the State University of New York Honorary Doctorate Degree at the 167th Commencement of the University at Buffalo, New York. This is Dr. Rao's 37th honorary Degree received from Universities in 19 Countries spanning 6 Continents.

Dr. Debashis Ghosh awarded the Mortimer Spiegelman Award

Dr. Debashis Ghosh awarded the Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) honors Dr. Debashis Ghosh for his outstanding contributions to health statistics, especially public health statistics. The award will be presented at the 2013 APHA meeting in November.

Daisy Phillips awarded Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship.

Daisy Phillips awarded Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship.

The Gertrude M. Cox scholarship is sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics. The scholarship was established in 1989 to encourage women to enter the field of Statistics.

On Twitter, Anti-Vaccination Sentiments Spread More Easily than Pro-Vaccination Sentiments

On Twitter, Anti-Vaccination Sentiments Spread More Easily than Pro-Vaccination Sentiments

On Twitter, a popular microblogging and social-networking service, statements about vaccines may have unexpected effects -- positive messages may backfire, according to a team of Penn State University researchers led by Marcel Salathé, an assistant professor of biology. In addition to Salathé, other researchers who contributed to the study include Penn State researchers David R. Hunter, a professor of statistics, Duy Q. Vu, a graduate student in the Department of Statistics, and Shashank Khandelwal, an application developer in the Department of Biology. The research was funded by a Society in Science-Branco Weiss Fellowship, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Institutes of Health.

Don Richards quoted in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette

"$600 million Powerball jackpost attracts a crowd" was the headline in an article by Alex Zimmerman looking at the odds of winning the Jackpot.

Wei Wang awarded Technical Conference Student Grant

Wei Wang awarded Technical Conference Student Grant

2012 Fall Technical Conference Early Career Grants

Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture

Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture

Statistics is an important tool in sorting through information on how human activities are affecting the climate system, as well as how climate change affects natural and human systems, according to a Penn State statistician.

Network Diagram of connected Twitter users

Network Diagram of connected Twitter users

Network diagram showing connected Twitter users expressing negative (red) and positive (green) sentiments about vaccination. Credit: Salathé lab, Penn State University