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The Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics Celebrates 50 Years with a Documentary Film

The documentary film tentatively called "Publish or Perish, A&A 50 Years Young" is the work of Dr. Maarten Roos a planetary scientist and filmmaker in celebration of the Journal.

Oral Microbiota May Predict Obesity Risk

Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota — the collection of microorganisms, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth — could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity.

G. Jogesh Babu receives Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research

G. Jogesh Babu, receives Jerome Sacks award at 2018 JSM Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Amal Agarwal wins best paper award from Risk Prediction and Analysis section

Amal Agarwal wins best paper award from Risk Prediction and Analysis section

Amal Agarwal received "Best Paper" award from the Risk Prediction and Analysis sections for his paper entitled "Model-Based Clustering of Nonparametric Weighted Networks with Application to Water Pollution Analysis"

Xiufan Yu wins best paper award from Business and Economic Statistions

Xiufan Yu wins best paper award from Business and Economic Statistions

Xiufan Yu received "Best Paper" award from the Business and Economic Statistics section for her paper entitled "Nonparametric Estimation of Sufficient Forecasting using High-Dimensional Predictors"

2018 Clogg Lecture with Robert M. Groves

Robert M. Groves is the Gerard J. Campbell, S.J. Professor in the Math and Statistics Department as well as the Sociology Department at Georgetown University where he has served as the Executive Vice President and Provost since 2012.

Runze Li selected as holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics

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.

Aleksandra Slavkovic receives Leadership Award

Aleksandra Slavkovic receives Leadership Award

Sesa received the 2017 Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award.

Claire Kelling wins Ellis R. Ott Scholarship

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Researchers harness ‘big data’ to see the big picture on lakes, nutrient cycles

Two Penn State researchers will play a key role in a multi-university study of the contribution that U.S. lakes make to global nutrient cycles, funded by a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation

Francesca Chiaromonte, Murali Haran and Wayne DeSarbo Honored as New ASA Fellows

Three Penn State Faculty members named Fellows of the American Statistical Association.

International Astrostatistics Association released list of first award recipients.

Jogesh Babu is among the first of only 12 fellows of this organization. He is joined by Eric Feigelson, affiliated faculty member of our department.

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.

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