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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.

Jane-Ling Wang wins Humboldt Research Award

May 11, 2020

We are very pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Jane-Ling Wang has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award, by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation. This was awarded in recognition of Jane-Ling's academic achievements.

 

You can learn more about the Humboldt Research Award, as well as see a list of its winners from many fields, at: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-award.html.

Cody Carroll honored with 2019-20 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award!

April 30, 2020

One of our Statistics PhD students, Cody Carroll, was selected to receive a 2019-20 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching award. This award, which is sponsored by Graduate Studies, recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate students on the UC Davis campus. Cody is a 4th year PhD student, and has been a TA for some of our popular courses such as STA 103 and STA 260.

Please join us in congratulating Cody for this well-deserved award!

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Aden, MS

April 24, 2020

Christopher earned his MS in Statistics in the Summer of 2012. He currently works for LinkedIn's Marketing Solutions Team as a Sr. Data Scientist. Here's what he had to say about his experience in our program!

Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Vacek, MS

March 05, 2020

Patrick Vacek received his MS in Statistics in Fall 2018. He currently works for Mercedes-Benz as a Data Scientist. Here's what he had to say about his experience in our program!

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 https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03387. The first review of applications will begin on March 13, 2020.

A full description can be found at: https://statistics.ucdavis.edu/resources/employment.

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: https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-announces-leading-scientists-elected-2019-fellows

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: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02944. Application review will begin on November 17, 2019.

A full description can be found at: https://statistics.ucdavis.edu/resources/employment.

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!