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Stefanie R. Austin

Stefanie R. Austin

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PO Box 30
State College, PA 16804
Phone: (814) 865-7825



  1. Ph.D. Statistics, Penn State University (in progress, anticipated 2021)
  2. M.S. Statistics and Operations Research, Penn State University, May 2014
  3. B.S. Mathematics, Rowan University, May 2010


I am full-time R&D Engineer at Penn State and I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Statistics part-time.  I also occasionally teach in the department, most recently online STAT 200 courses.

Selected Publications


Zimmerman, W. and Austin, S.R. (accepted). Using Attitude and Anxieties to Predict End-of-course Outcomes in Online and Face-to-face Introductory Statistics Courses. Statistics Education Research Journal.


Austin, S.R., Altman, N.S., & Dialsingh, I. (to be submitted). Controlling the False Discovery Rate when the Test Statistics are Discrete. Bioinformatics.


Dialsingh, I., Austin, S.R., & Altman, N.S. (2015). Estimating the proportion of true null hypotheses when the statistics are discrete. Bioinformatics, 31, 2303-2309.

Austin, S., Dialsingh, I., & Altman, N. (2014). Multiple Hypothesis Testing: A Review. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 68(2).

Research Interests

Industrial and Engineering Statistics, Statistics Education, Mathematical Modeling & Simulation

Honors and Awards

  • ECoS Climate and Diversity Award 2015
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