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Jogesh Babu invited guest on SynTalk episode

SynTalk (short for Synthesis Talk) is a freewheeling interdisciplinary talk show with a philosophical approach to understanding the world from a long-term perspective. SynTalk believes that all understanding lies on nodes, and it, therefore, brings together concepts, ideas, and impulses from different epistemological categories under one topic in one episode. The goal is to contribute and promote original interdisciplinary collaboration & research inside, outside, and across academic institutions, companies, think tanks, independent intellectuals, students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, connoisseurs, and common folk. In the long run, SynTalk aspires to become a global platform for fence-less thinking.

Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting

Donald Richards, professor of statistics at Penn State University, presented the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - American Mathematical Society (AMS) Invited Address at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 6, 2017. The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world. This year’s meeting is the 100th annual meeting of the MAA and the 123rd annual meeting of the AMS.

Parasitic Plants may form weapons out of genes stolen from hosts

Sneaky parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of scientists.

Penn State center to examine sports in society

Leveraging dozens of faculty with an academic and research interest in sports, Penn State on Nov. 14 announced the creation of the Center for the Study of Sports in Society.

The National Institute of Health Funds Predoctorial Training Programs

A National Institutes of Health funded predoctoral training program aimed at training the next generation of Data Scientists, who will be critical to see all of the biomedical big data fully utilized to its greatest potential.

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

Biological Data Analysis: The Right Way

Course Directors: Drs Istvan Albert, Naomi Altman, Anton Nekrutenko and Cooduvalli Shashikant

Faculty and Students recognized at 2016 JSM for their outstanding contributions.

Jim Rosenberger, Jogesh Babu, Francesca Chiaromonte, Murali Haran and Dennis Lin were recognized for their outstanding contributions at this year's JSM conference, along with students Joshua Snoke and Kevin Lee.

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

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

Dennis Lin receives SPES Award

Dennis Lin receives the 2016 ASA's Statistics in Physical Engineering Sciences (SPES) Award.

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.

Clogg Lecture 2016 Given by Mark Handcock

The 2016 Clifford C. Clogg lecture was given by Mark Handcock. The general talk was on March 21, 2016, with a statistics talk on March 22, 2016 and his third talk given on March 23, 2016.

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.

Statistics Department newsletter now online.

The long awaited and recently revived Stat Department Newsletter is now available online!

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.

Kevin Lee recognized for coauthoring two winning papers.

Kevin Lee and coauthors win competitions for two papers.

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”.