Career Prospects for Statisticians are looking good. See the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook for statisticians and for actuaries.
Ph.D. student Li Li was awarded a College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014. Congratulations, Li!
Annual Newsletter 2013
The department annual newsletter is available.
Tim Hanson was selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, among the highest honors for a statistician.
The 2013 Palmetto Lecturer was Frank Samaniego of University of California, Davis, who visited the department March 25-29. Dr. Samaniego gave a general presentation on March 26 and a research presentation on March 29. Click the links below to see the slides from the two 2013 Palmetto Lectures:
March 26, 2013 Palmetto Lecture on Comparative Inference
March 29, 2013 Palmetto Lecture on Network Reliability
2013 Palmetto Lectures Announcement
The World of Statistics is the new name for "The International Year of Statistics: 2013".
Our department is a participating organization. Click the logo below for information:
Annual Newsletter 2012
The department annual newsletter for 2012 is available.
The annual USC alumni get-together at JSM in San Diego, was held on Tuesday, July 31, at ALTITUDE Sky Lounge on the 22nd floor of the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. Thanks very much to TJ Horan (MS 1995) for researching locations in San Diego and suggesting the Sky Lounge. The get-together was a great success!
Photo 1, Photo 2
Ian Dryden was elected to be a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
Leslie Hendrix received the 2012 John Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award.
Ph.D. candidate Chris McMahan won one of two 2012 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Graduate Study. (Photo)
He has also been named one of 16 Distinguished Graduate Scholars by the Office of Research, as publicized in the spring issue of Breakthrough magazine.
He will be a tenure-track assistant professor at Clemson University starting fall 2012.
Office manager/business manager Tina Ormenisan has won the 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Classified Staff Excellence Award.
The Palmetto Lecturer for 2012 was Ed George,
Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School.
Dr. George visited the Department from April 9-13.
For more information on the Palmetto Lectures and SC-ASA Palmetto Symposium go here.
For photos of the symposium go here.
Megan (Meece) Mocko (MS 2001) was featured in a Sept. 2011 AmStat News article, "Where Will Your Next Stop Take You?".
Megan is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Florida.
Here is a link to the story (reprinted by permission).
A short course on "Applied Bayesian Nonparametrics" was given in the department on August 22-24
by Tim Hanson and Alejandro Jara, who was visiting from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
We are very pleased to announce that graduate student Bereket Kindo has been awarded an academic scholarship
by the International Association
of Black Actuaries Foundation for the 2011-2012 school year. Congratulations Bereket!