Welcome New Faculty, Visitors, and Students

08-14-2009

The Department of Statistics would like to welcome the new faculty, visitors, and students to the department.

Gosia Bogdan

Malgorzata Bogdan joined the Department of Statistics as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She is visiting from the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland. Bogdan received her Ph.D. in Statistics in 1996 from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. Her research interests include model selection in application to bioinformatics and statistical genetics. Bogdan first visited the Department in 2001 and has been a visitor to the Department frequently since then. She will be teaching STAT 50300 this fall.

 

Xuanyao He

Xuanyao He joined the Department of Statistics as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include spatial statistics, Bayesian statistics, time series analysis, longitudinal data analysis and experimental design. She will be teaching STAT 30100 this fall.

 

Guy Lebanon

Guy Lebanon has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Statistics. He is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. His main research area is statistical modeling and visualization of high dimensional discrete data such as text documents and partially ranked data. Additional research interests include privacy preservation in databases and social networks and the use of non-Euclidean geometry in machine learning.

 

Tiantian Qin

Tiantian Qin, who originally joined the Department of Statistics as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August of 2007, was appointed Continuing Lecturer effective at the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year. She received her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems in 2007 from the University of Arizona, her M.S. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina, and a B.S. in Statistics from the University of Science and Technology of China. Her research interests include data mining, information security, and bioinformatics. She will be teaching STAT 35000 and STAT 50300 this fall.

 

Xiao Wang

Xiao Wang joined the Department of Statistics as an Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2005. Before coming to Purdue, Wang was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. His current research interests include stochastic modeling, and nonparametric and semiparametric inference with applications to astronomy and engineering. He will be teaching STAT 50300 this fall.

 

Lingsong Zhang

Lingsong Zhang joined the Department of Statistics on July 1, 2009 as an Assistant Professor. He has a joint appointment with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2007. Prior to coming to Purdue University, Zhang was a research fellow in the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Harvard University. Zhang is interested in developing statistical methods for real applications, and exploring their theoretical and empirical properties. His major research area is high dimensional inference, with a focus on machine learning methods, functional data analysis, multiscale methods, nonparametric methods, time series analysis, and statistical graphics. Applications of his research include environmental health data sets, proteomic data sets, gene-microarray data sets, Internet traffic data sets, and chemometrics data sets.

 

Twenty-two new graduate students, including 8 Ph.D. students and 14 M.S. students, and 3 Certificate students entered the Department of Statistics this fall. The new graduate students attended an orientation hosted by the Department on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Last week students attended several orientations and workshops at Purdue. On Monday, August 17, 2009, Doug Crabill, Manager, Computer Systems, instructed two computer classes on the computing facilities within the Department of Statistics and at Purdue University for the new students and faculty. A reception in honor of the new students was held on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 for all the Department of Statistics faculty, staff, and students.

Currently, the Department of Statistics has 61 faculty members, 16 full and part-time staff members, 96 graduate students (58 Ph.D. students and 38 M.S. students) and 9 Certificate students.

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