Congratulations May 2006 Graduates!

May,  2006

Statistics M.S. Graduate Student, Patricia Yoshida, with Professor Rebecca Doerge
Clockwise from the top: Professor Rebecca W. Doerge with Ph.D. Graduate
Lianbo Yu; Professor Rebecca W. Doerge with M.S. Graduate Hailong Wang;
Professor Rebecca W. Doerge with M.S. Graduate Patricia Yoshida

The Department of Statistics would like to congratulate all of our May 2006 graduates. On May 14, 2006, Purdue University and the Department of Statistics awarded degrees to the following people:


Ph.D. Graduates (Advisor) Dissertation Title
  • Mr. Lianbo Yu (Rebecca W. Doerge) "Statistical issues in protein microarray analysis"
M.S. Graduates
  • Mr. Tilman Achberger
  • Mr. Salman Chand
  • Mr. Timothy Clough
  • Ms. Joanne Daggy
  • Ms. Rebecca Kendall
  • Ms. Cherie Ochsenfeld
  • Ms. Laura Ramos
  • Mr. Adam Reeger
  • Mr. Hailong Wang
  • Ms. Patricia Yoshida
  • Mr. Tao Zhang
Graduate Certificates
  • Ms. Fei Li
  • Ms. Duan Liu
  • Ms. Jennifer Savaiano
  • Ms. Dazhi Yang
  • Ms. Qianwei Zhang
Undergraduates in Statistics
  • Mr. Mohd Hafiz Ab Hamid
  • Ms. Hsi-Hsuan Bau
  • Mr. Gregory Baum
  • Ms. Tasha Beauchamp
  • Ms. Briana Bethel
  • Mr. Daniel Bryant
  • Mr. Sungwoo Choi
  • Mr. Tj Clinch
  • Ms. Kari Cripe
  • Mr. Michael Feikes
  • Mr. Sean Ganser
  • Ms. Karyn Gerber
  • Ms. Heather Hutton
  • Mr. Ran Jia
  • Ms. Maria Kirilenko
  • Ms. Meng-Ju Lee
  • Mr. Michael Mendel
  • Mr. Adam Michalek
  • Ms. Sahara Mohamad
  • Mr. Ryan Moody
  • Mr. Erik Mosley
  • Ms. Krista Noel
  • Mr. Matthew Pasyk
  • Mr. Christopher Porter
  • Ms. Courtney Reifeis
  • Mr. Joshua Satterlee
  • Mr. Robert Smock
  • Ms. Lanaya Stackhouse
  • Ms. Megan Thomson
  • Ms. Natalya Utesheva
  • Mr. Noel Valle
  • Mr. Clinton Walden
  • Mr. Christopher Webb
  • Ms. Erin Wilson
  • Ms. Nur Bazlin Yusof
  • Ms. Xiaoli Zhang
Actuarial Science Majors
  • Mr. Mohd Hafiz Ab Hamid
  • Ms. Hsi-Hsuan Bau
  • Mr. Gregory Baum
  • Ms. Tasha Beauchamp
  • Ms. Briana Bethel
  • Mr. Tj Clinch
  • Mr. Sean Ganser
  • Ms. Karyn Gerber
  • Ms. Heather Hutton
  • Mr. Ran Jia
  • Ms. Maria Kirilenko
  • Mr. Adam Michalek
  • Ms. Sahara Mohamad
  • Mr. Ryan Moody
  • Ms. Krista Noel
  • Mr. Matthew Pasyk
  • Mr. Christopher Porter
  • Mr. Robert Smock
  • Ms. Megan Thomson
  • Mr. Noel Valle
  • Mr. Clinton Walden
  • Ms. Erin Wilson
  • Ms. Nur Bazlin Yusof
  • Ms. Xiaoli Zhang

For the academic year 2005-2006, 8 Ph.D. students, 16 M.S. students, 12 Graduate Certificate students, 43 Undergraduate Statistics students and 30 Actuarial Science students received degrees from the Department of Statistics.

We would like to highlight the achievements of one of the Department's M.S. graduates, Patricia Yoshida.

Patricia Yoshida

Patricia graduated with a M.S. in Applied Statistics from Purdue. She entered the program in Fall 2004 after obtaining a B.S. in Mathematics, with a Statistics minor, from the University of Washington (Seattle).

While at Purdue, Patricia was part of the Statistical Consulting Service, learning techniques for statistical problem-solving. She was also actively involved in STATCOM, being a project manager and also working on several projects. The summer between her two years at Purdue, she worked at ATK Thiokol, an aerospace company in Utah. She was part of the Statistical Applications Group there, implementing Statistical Process Control and working with engineers on variation reduction and process improvement projects for the space shuttle rocket motors.

For her post-graduation plans, she has accepted a position at Affinnova, a technology-based marketing firm in Boston, MA. She will work as a statistical analyst, which will require data analysis, modeling and scripting as well as customer interfacing.

Best wishes to all of our graduates. We look forward to hearing from you!