XiangRong Yin Promoted to Associate Professor

Monday, January 1, 2007

Congratulations to XiangRong Yin who, starting August 2006, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. This is a fitting recognition for his excellence in research and his outstanding devotion to the department. Of course, we all expect even more from him now!

Chris Franklin Receives Mu Sigma Rho National Statistical Education Award

Monday, January 1, 2007

Chris Franklin was the recipient of the Mu Sigma Rho National Statistical Education Award for her contribution to statistical education. This award was presented to her on August 8, 2006 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Mu Sigma Rho is the national honorary society for statistics. Its purpose is the promotion and encouragement of scholarly activity in statistics, and the recognition of outstanding achievement among the students and instructional staff in academic institutions. The recipient of this award must have evidence of excellence in classroom teaching in the statistics discipline and must have a lifetime devotion to statistics education.

Nicole Lazar Receives M.G. Michael Award

Monday, January 1, 2007

Congratulations to Nicole Lazar, who won the 2007 M.G. Michael Award in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences for innovative research.

Gauri Datta Named Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Monday, January 1, 2007

Gauri S. Datta was named Fellow of the American Statistical Association on August 8, 2006, during the annual awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Datta earned a Bachelor's degree at Calcutta University in 1983, a Master's degree at Calcutta University in 1985, and a Doctorate at the University of Florida in 1990. He joined the American Statistical Association in 1991. The official Fellow award citation reads as follows: "Gauri S. Datta, Professor of Statistics, University of Georgia: For innovative contributions to the theory of small-area estimation, objective Bayesian inference, and asymptotic theory; and for substantive contributions to the methodology of statistics at the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

Welcome New Faculty Members, Jeongyoun Ahn and Yehua Li

Monday, January 1, 2007

The Department was successful and fortunate in attracting two excellent new faculty members. We are delighted to welcome Jeongyoun Ahn and Yehua Li, who have both started their position as Assistant Professor in August of 2006. Jeongyoun received her PhD in 2006 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she worked under the supervision of Steve Marron. Yehua, also a 2006 PhD recipient, joined us from Texas A&M University where he worked under the supervision of Ray Carroll and Tailen Hsing.

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