Welcome New Faculty and Students

January,  2010

The Department of Statistics would like to welcome Leonore Findsen and Sarah Sellke as Visiting Assistant Professors to the Department. Thirteen new graduate students and 5 new certificate students also joined the Department this semester.

Leonore Findsen

Leonore Findsen joined the Department of Statistics this semester as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Computational Biophysical Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Since 1989 she has taught courses in a variety of subjects including chemistry, biochemistry, college algebra and relational databases at a variety of universities including University of Toledo, University of Hawaii-Hilo, community colleges in Florida, and University of Maryland University College. She has an interest in undergraduate education. She will teach STAT 31100, Introductory Probability, this semester.


Sarah Sellke

Sarah Sellke joined the Department of Statistics this semester as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She received an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University. Sarah will receive her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in May 2010. Her research interests in statistics lie in the areas of applied probability, modeling and model selection, time series, and massive data. She will teach STAT 35000, Introduction to Statistics, this semester.

Currently, the Department of Statistics has 59 faculty members, 20 full and part-time staff members, and 102 graduate students (56 Ph.D. students and 46 M.S. students).