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Lingzhou Xue wins Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award

Lingzhou Xue wins Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award

The New Researcher Award is for Bernoulli Society members who are active researchers of mathematical statistics. The main goal of this award is to recognize innovative research by new researchers.

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.”

2018 Chemerda Lecture

Dr. Wasserman will present two lectures as part of the Chemerda Lecture series. The first public forum lecture - March 14th, titled "The Greatest Debate in the History of Science ". His second scientific lecture will be presented March 15th, titled "High Dimensional Multinomials and Unsmooth Densities ".

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.

Runze Li named 2017 AAAS Fellow.

Runze Li named 2017 AAAS Fellow.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced its list of fellows for 2017 "in recognition of their contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines." Runze Li is listed as one of the seven in the section on Statistics

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 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture Presented by Glenn Firebaugh

"Where does social change come from? Or, how to decompose almost anything." will be presented by Glenn Firebaugh, Roy C. Buck Professor Emeritus of American Institutions and Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University on Monday, September 25, 2017.

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.

Ephraim Hanks awarded the Early Investigator Award at JSM

Ephraim Hanks joins Ben Shaby and Murali Haran, Penn State Statistics Department previous winners. Penn State researchers have been awarded this medal three out of the past four years.

2017 ASA Datafest™

The 2017 ASA Datafest™ at Penn State University is a weekend-long statistical modeling competition being held the weekend of March 31st through April 2nd.

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.

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.