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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.

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.

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