February 9 Lunar New Year Lunch
The Department of Statistics welcomes in the Year of the Monkey at its annual luncheon on Tuesday, February 9 at noon, in Eckhart 110.
Career Q & A
Swati (MS '14), a Statistical Analyst at TransUnion, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 11th, 2016, in Eckhart 110. A pizza lunch will be provided.
Andrew Poppick Wins ASA Award
Andy Poppick's work on evolving climate variability has won an ASA student paper award. Andy is co-advised by Profs. Michael Stein (Statistics) and Liz Moyer (Geophysical Sciences) and will present his paper at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meeting in Chicago; a preprint is available here. Andy's research is supported by U. Chicago's Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) and by STATMOS, the Research Network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
Prof. Stephen M. Stigler's classic The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (Harvard Univ. Press) is now available in Korean and Arabic translations. Likewise, his Statistics on the Table: The History of Statistical Concepts and Methods is available in Chinese translation. Congratulations, Steve!
Sloan Fellowship to Jian Ding
Congratulations to Prof. Jian Ding as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. The Foundation awards 2-year fellowships annually in 9 scientific and technical fields; recipients receive $50,000 to further their research.
Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
Congratulations to Prof. Matthew Stephens as one of fourteen investigators selected for DDD awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its five-year interdisciplinary science research initiative. Matthew discusses his research in the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiry.
Congratulations to Jonathan Weare
Prof. Jonathan Weare has been awarded the 2015 IMA Prize in Mathematics and Its Applications, which will be presented on November 2 at the 2015 Abel Conference at the IMA. Weare was also selected for a 2015 Department of Energy Early Research Award in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program.
The Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative builds on the interdisciplinary efforts of Statistics faculty, students; their research, seminars, and classes.
Department Events This Week
MONDAY, February 8, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin
"Statistics and Quantum Computing
TUESDAY, February 9, 2016, at 12:00 PM, Statistics Lunar New Year Lunch
THURSDAY, February 11, 2016, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
TIMO DE WOLFF
, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
"New Certificates for Nonnegativity via Circuit Polynomials and Geometric Programming
Host: Jose I. Rodriguez