Alexei C. Ionan Wins Grimes Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Natural Sciences

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Grimes Fellowship provides academic year support to a graduate student in Franklin College majoring in the Natural Sciences working on the area of cancer research. The winner must be in good academic standing, have innovative ideas, and strong work ethic and a creative mind. 

Alexei Ionan, a Ph.D. Candidate in the department of Statistics, has been awarded this fellowship for the 2016-2017 school year. Alexei has been developing and evaluating statistical methods in cancer research for over 12 years, focusing on early detection of cancer, medical diagnostic tests, calibrated Bayesian methods, biomarker selection and reproducibility, optimal design of experiments and clinical trials, and statistical issues in -omic data analysis and design, including microarray and RNA-Seq data. Alexei has co-authored nine articles, including work published in Cancer Research and Nature Immunology, that have been cited several hundred times in total.

Please join us in congratulating Alexei for all his hard work! 

Dr. Ping Ma Featured in UGA Today

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dr. Ping Ma from the Department of Statistics was featured in UGA Today on October, 24 2016 for his use of a new grant to crunch big data numbers. This research could help tackle diseases and save lives.

To read the entire article, please click here.

The department is so excited and proud for this accomplished researcher to be part of our team. 

Seeking Applicants- Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Seeking Applicants - Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position.  The position is located in the Big Data Analytics lab (malab.uga.edu) and will include working on computational biology/bioinformatics supported by an NIH grant under the direction of Dr. Ping Ma, UGA Professor of Statistics.  Please click here for more information on how to apply.  

 

 

 

 

Sarah Robinson Wins "Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation Award"

Monday, October 3, 2016

Statistics Major, Sarah Robinson, won the "Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation Award" at the International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics, held in Greensboror, NC on September 30th- October 2nd, 2016. The award was for her presentation on her research on "Functional Data Analysis of Copy Number Alterations in Bladder Cancer Tumors". She performed this research during Computational Biology REU at UConn Health Center for Quantitative Medicine, in the Summer of 2016. 

Congratulations Sarah! 

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Statistics Searching for Assistant Professor

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The University of Georgia's Department of Statistics is now searching for an Assistant Professor to add to our faculty. Please click here for more information. 

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