Friday, April 3, 2015

Several of our undergraduate Statistics majors participated in the 2015 CURO Symposium held at the Classic Center in Athens on March 30 and 31, 2015.
Samantha Cao and Andrew Kane made a poster presentation of their research supervised by Dr. Abhyuday Mandal, and Zachary Stokes made a poster presentation of his research supervised by Drs. Abhyuday Mandal and T. N. Sriram. We were glad to see President Jere Morehead stop by to learn about their work. Congratulations, Stat Majors!


Picture (from left to right) Joshua Lukemire, Samantha Cao, President Jere W. Morehead, Zachary Stokes, Dr. Abhyuday Mandal, Dr. T. N. Sriram

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Third-year statistics major, Theresa Devasia's collaborated UGA's College of Public Health's Andreas Handel to research norovirus infections, sometimes know as the stomach flu. Working on this study, Devasia and Handel studied a large set of outbreaks of norovirus infections. They went through past research in order to collect their data, searching for norovirus outbreaks and obtaining details about the patients, the setting, means of transmission and other relevant values. Devasia and Handel's study was recently published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection and the article itself can be found at: 


To view the article in the March 30th Column's Issue, follow the link below:


The article can also be found at:

Friday, March 27, 2015

Abhyuday Mandal's research study with Suraj Sharma of the department of textiles, merchandising, and interiors was featured in an article for UGA Today! The study, "Protein-based bioplastics and their antibacterial potential," is available online at

To view the article, following the link below:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia (UGA) has an opening for a one-year limited-term position at the Assistant Professor level, starting Aug. 14, 2015.  A PhD in Statistics, or a closely related field, is required.  The Department offers a vibrant research environment, with emphases in theoretical statistics, Big Data (genomics and neuroimaging), statistics education, and statistical consulting.  Teaching load for the year is six semester-long courses, three each term.  Some courses will be repeated from Fall to Spring.  Precise assignments will be in accordance with departmental needs, but may include a range of courses from upper-level undergraduate through beginning PhD.

In order to apply, candidates should send a current CV with a letter or email that expresses interest in the position to Ashten Goeckel ( The department will contact leading candidates for additional information and application materials. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Professor Paul Schliekelman, Associate Head (

For more information about the Department and the University, please go to More information about the courses that the Department teaches can be found at

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The department is pleased to announce the promotions of several of our faculty members. Our warmest congratulations to Kim Gilbert, for her promotion to Senior Lecturer; to Jennifer Kaplan, for her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure; to Kim Love-Myers, for her promotion to Senior Academic Professional; and to Ping Ma, for his promotion to Full Professor.  We are proud of our colleagues and their accomplishments and wish them all continued success in the years to come.