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SAMSI Poised to Help Hone Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Astronomers' New Sense
SAMSI is poised to help astronomers hone their new sense. In November 2014, SAMSI sought input from the astronomical community for a year-long program that would gather astronomers, statisticians, and applied mathematicians to address challenging interdisciplinary problems in astronomy. Led by statistician G. Jogesh Babu (Penn. State University), a team of scientists identified a set of timely and compelling research directions, under the overarching and overlapping themes of time-domain astronomy and survey-based astronomy.
Joshua Snoke and coauthors win student paper competition
The competition, sponsored jointly by the Social Statistics Section (SSS), the Government Statistics Section(GSS) and and the Survey Research Methods Section (SRMS) for their paper entitled "General and Specific Utility Measures for Synthetic Data”.
Kevin Lee recognized for coauthoring two winning papers.
Kevin Lee and coauthors win competitions for two papers.
Dennis Pearl, Kari Lock Morgan and CAUSE highlighted in Science Journal
This months Science Journal article "Reinventing Statistics Education" focuses on the work of Cause - Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.
Statistics Department newsletter now online.
The long awaited and recently revived Stat Department Newsletter is now available online!
Dennis Lin receives SPES Award
Dennis Lin receives the 2016 ASA's Statistics in Physical Engineering Sciences (SPES) Award.
Francesca Chiaromonte, Murali Haran and Wayne DeSarbo Honored as New ASA Fellows
Three Penn State Faculty members named Fellows of the American Statistical Association.