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Department Newsletter - 2019

September 23, 2019

The 2019 issue of Statistically Speaking, our department newsletter, is available! You can view it here.

Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Position in Data Science

February 19, 2020

The Department of Statistics and the UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science (UCD4IDS) invite applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral position in Data Science starting July 1, 2020.

To apply online, please visit The first review of applications will begin on March 13, 2020.

A full description can be found at:

Seungyong Hwang wins ASA Best Student Paper Award!

January 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Seungyong Hwang, a graduate student in the Biostatistics PhD program, has been announced as a recipient of the 2020 'Best Student Paper' Award of the American Statistical Association "Statistics in Imaging" Section. Seungyong will present his work in a Topic Contributed Session at the 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

Please join is in congratulating Seungyong on this remarkable achievement!

Yaqing Chen wins ASA Best Paper Award!

January 07, 2020

We are excited to announce that Yaqing Chen, a graduate student in the Statistics PhD program, has been announced as a recipient of a 'Best Student Paper' award:

Best Student Paper Award of the Section of Nonparametric Statistics of the American Statistical Association 2020 for her paper titled "Wasserstein Regression". Yaqing will present her work at JSM 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Yaqing on this remarkable achievement!

Jiming Jiang & Thomas Lee Elected as 2019 AAAS Fellows!

November 26, 2019

Congratulations to our colleagues Jiming and Thomas for being among the leading scientists elected as 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are in a group of ten fellows from UC Davis. AAAS Fellows are honored for their invaluable contributions to science and technology.

You can see the full list here:

Position Announcement: Faculty Positions in Statistics

September 04, 2019

We invited applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions in Statistics, starting July 1, 2020. Preference given to those specializing in machine learning and data science.  

To apply online, please visit: Application review will begin on November 17, 2019.

A full description can be found at:

Xiaodong Li receives NSF Career Award 2019

August 02, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Xiaodong Li won the NSF Career Award in 2019. His award is titled "Statistical Analysis of Nonconvex Optimization in Unsupervised Learning."

Congratulations, Dr. Li!

Ethan Anderes receives Distinguished Teaching Award

June 06, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ethan Anderes has been selected to receive the College of Letters and Science Award for Distinguished Teaching for AY 2018-19.  Congratulations Professor Anderes!

Debashis Paul named IMS Fellow

April 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Professor Debashis Paul has been named among the 2019 Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Many congratulations to Debashis on receiving this well-deserved honor!

Hao Chen wins NSF CAREER Award

February 16, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Hao Chen has been awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award. Her award is titled "New Change-Point Problems in Analyzing High-Dimensional and Non-Euclidean Data". 

Congratulations, Prof. Chen!