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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.

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.

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”.

2015 Fellows of the American Statistical Association

Penn State will be well represented in the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Statistical Association, with three PSU faculty listed.

 Murali Haran receives Abdel El-Shaarawi Young Researcher Award

Murali Haran receives Abdel El-Shaarawi Young Researcher Award

This prestigious award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to the field of environmetrics.

Some coral-algae combos can handle climate change

For some time, scientists have known that certain combinations of coral and algal species were more tolerant to temperature extremes than others, and therefore more likely to survive in the changing conditions predicted for the future.

Jogesh Babu has been admitted as a member of the International Astronomical Union

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. Its individual members — structured into Divisions, Commissions, and Working Groups — are professional astronomers from all over the world, at the Ph.D. level and beyond, who are active in professional research and education in astronomy.

2015 Fellows of the American Statistical Association

Penn State will be well represented in the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Statistical Association, with three PSU faculty listed.

Kevin Lee wins Academic Computing Fellowship

In 1987, Penn State established an innovative fellowship program in computing applications. The program is for doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a background and strong interest in computing applications within their disciplines.

Meridith Bartley awarded honorable mention for Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

The Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions.

Kari Lock-Morgan named 2015 Tombros Fellow

The Tombros Fellows Program is intended to encourage and foster the development and implementation of innovative teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, and new courses in the Eberly College of Science.

FIVE ELEMENTS to Keep Your Working Group Active

The paleoclimate group, now known as the “Paleo Family,” including Penn State's Martin Tingley and Murali Haran, began meeting as part of the 2009–2010 program on Space-Time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology, and Climate Change continue meeting.

Lin honored with title of Distinguished Professor

Dennis Lin, professor of statistics at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the title of Distinguished Professor of Statistics. Lin was honored with the title in recognition of his exceptional record of teaching, research, and service to the University community. The honor is designated by the Office of the President of Penn State based on the recommendations of colleagues and the dean of the Eberly College of Science.

Dennis Lin awarded 2015 Shewhart Medal

Dennis Lin, Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the 2015 Shewhart Medal from the American Society for Quality.

Greater Rates of Mitochondrial Mutations Discovered in Children Born to Older Mothers

Statististicians participate in a large study of mutations in mitochondrial DNA. A multidisciplinary Penn State and UC Berkley team including researchers in genomics, bioinformatics, medical sciences, forensic sciences and statistics produced and analyzed breakthrough data on mutations that accrue as human mitochondria are passed from mothers to children. These mutations are involved in a large number of diseases. The findings that mitochondrial DNA molecules undergo a small bottleneck, and that mutations are more common in children of older mothers, are therefore critical for genetic counseling.

Dennis Lin  wins the William G. Hunter Award

Dennis Lin wins the William G. Hunter Award

The William G. Hunter Award, presented annually in honor of the founding chair of the Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality to a person whose qualities mirror those of Bill Hunter.

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