Ward Awarded Purdue's Teaching for Tomorrow Award

May,  2010


Dr. Mark Daniel Ward, Assistant Professor of Statistics, has been awarded the Teaching for Tomorrow Award for 2010-2011. Every year, the Office of the Provost selects a new group of up to twelve assistant professors and three senior faculty members as mentors. The program allows faculty to share common experiences and helps them to further improve student learning. The program also provides each participant with faculty development funds.

Dr. Ward joined the Department of Statistics in 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Purdue University in 2005, and was a Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania during 2005-2007. His primary research areas are probabilistic, combinatorial, and analytic techniques for the analysis of algorithms and data structures. At Purdue, he has taught Probability Theory (at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels), Computing With Data (at the B.S. and Ph.D. levels), Game Theory, and two courses through the University Honors Program: "Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics" and (in fall 2010) Probability: The Science Of Uncertainty. He is a Senior Personnel member of the new Science and Technology Center on "Emerging Frontiers of Science of Information", funded by the National Science Foundation (2010--2015).