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.

Dan Hall Becomes New Associate Department Head

Monday, January 1, 2007

Starting in August of 2006, Dan Hall has become the Department's new Associate Head. He succeeds TN Sriram in this position, who did a wonderful job from August 2004 - August 2006. The Department holds high expectations for Dan in this important position.

Nicole Lazar Awarded Tenure

Monday, January 1, 2007

Nicole Lazar, who joined the Department in 2004 at the rank of Associate Professor, was awarded tenure starting in August of 2006. In her short period at UGA, Nicole has already made many significant contributions to both the graduate and undergraduate program, and the Department looks forward to her continued contributions.

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