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! 

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 ( 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. 

UGA Department of Statistics Team Places 3rd in SAS Shootout Competition

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

For the third year in a row, student groups from the Department of Statistics have earned high recognition at the SAS Analytics Shootout. This year, a team captained by Rich Ross and advised by Dr. Dan Hall have placed third in the SAS Shootout Competition in Las Vegas.  

Team Roster Includes:

Rich Ross (Captain), Yaotong Cai, Chunla He, Shiyu Ye, and Wenhao Pan. Advised by Dr. Dan Hall.

Please join the department in congratulating these outstanding students and professor!