Departmental News

2017

2016

2015

Please welcome our new members of Purdue Statistics (01/12/2015)

Student Spotlight: Christina DeSantiago (02/01/2015)

Tomkins and Brissman Named Distinguished Science Alumni for 2015 (02/02/2015)

College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards 2015 (02/02/2015)

Winners of the 2015 Baxter Award: Mayfawny Bergmann and Jenna Beckley (02/02/2015)

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Lake Yoke (02/03/2015)

Steve Mussman G.A. Ross Award Winner (02/25/2015)

James O. and Ann L. Berger make $1M unrestricted gift to the Department of Statistics (05/27/2015)

Kyle Bemis Wins John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award 2015 (06/03/2015)

Purdue Statistics Presentations: JSM 2015 (08/06/2015)

Graduates Xiaoguang Wang and Hao Zhang Found International Trading Firm (08/17/2015)

New ASA Purdue Student Chapter (08/29/2015)

Marcel Neuts Lectures of the Department of Statistics Purdue University (09/03/2015)

Dr. Mark Daniel Ward Inducted into the Purdue University Teaching Academy (09/22/2015)

2015 Statistics and Actuarial Science Outstanding Alumni (09/25/2015)

Congratulations to Ph.D. Student Ji Hwan Oh (11/03/2015)

Dr. Min Zhang Awarded NIH Grant (11/09/2015)

Ph.D. Student Yixuan Qiu wins Third Place at ICSA Midwest Chapter Meeting's Poster Award (11/13/2015)

Professor Rebecca W. Doerge Appointed President's Fellow for Big Data and Simulation (12/08/2015)

2014

Welcome Visitors (01/01/2014)

A Career in Statistics: Opportunities, Duties, and Salaries (01/27/2014)

Professor Jayanta Ghosh honored with the Padma Shri Award (02/03/2014)

Ward appointed Managing Editor of mathematics journal (02/15/2014)

Purdue Statistics members part of team to identify gene that eases the genetic modification of plants (02/18/2014)

Be sure not to miss the Purdue University Friends and Alumni Reception (02/25/2014)

Dr. Vinayak Rao Wins the International Society of Bayesian Analysis Savage Award (02/25/2014)

Members of Statistics Department honored with College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards (03/14/2014)

Emeritus Professor Louis J. Cote (03/18/2014)

Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture (04/08/2014)

Rodenberg and Beiderman Named Distinguished Science Alumni for 2014 (04/15/2014)

Associate Professor Guang Cheng receives a Simons Foundation Fellowship (04/16/2014)

Congratulations 2014 Spring Award Winners! (04/19/2014)

Congratulations May 2014 Graduates (06/11/2014)

Roland Thorpe Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee on Minority Health (07/14/2014)

Purdue Statistics Alumni Reception planned for Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at JSM in Boston (07/16/2014)

Purdue Statistics is Data Science (08/01/2014)

Congratulations August 2014 Graduates (08/19/2014)

Purdue Statistics students, Harry and Troisi, publish "Service-Oriented Statistics" in August 2014 AMSTAT News (08/21/2014)

Please welcome our new members of Purdue Statistics! (08/25/2014)

Year in Review (09/01/2014)

Purdue Statistics Ranked second in number of undergraduate degrees granted in the U.S. (09/01/2014)

Breakthrough: Local and Global Asymptotic Inference in Smoothing Spline Models (09/04/2014)

Jennifer Neville as Dawn or Doom Speaker (09/18/2014)

Whitney Huang Receives Award (09/24/2014)

This is Statistics (10/07/2014)

2014 Fall Picnic (10/07/2014)

ASA Whitepaper (10/07/2014)

Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics (10/07/2014)

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science Program Honor Outstanding Alumnae: Anita Jain Singh and Anne Jackson (10/13/2014)

Society of Actuaries (10/14/2014)

Nagaraj and Pasupathy win 2nd place in the INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Student Paper competition (11/07/2014)

Colombian students expand Science knowledge and culture (11/11/2014)

$1.5 Million Grant Helps Sophomores Make Sense of Big Data (12/05/2014)

2013

Statistics Students Featured in Insights Article About Diversity (01/08/2013)

Ghosh Awarded Honorary D.Sc. Degree (01/23/2013)

Gundlach Discusses Students' Information Literacy and STAT113 (01/28/2013)

Dr. Roland Thorpe Visits Campus (02/18/2013)

Members of Statistics Department Recognized at College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon (03/05/2013)

Zhang Elected to ISI (04/08/2013)

Emeritus Professor William J. Studden: 1935-2013 (04/11/2013)

Wolak and Woolford Named Distinguished Science Alumni for 2013 (04/16/2013)

New York Times Story Highlights "Hot New Field" of Data Sciences (04/17/2013)

Olga Vitek and Guang Cheng Receive Awards (04/29/2013)

Congratulations 2012-2013 Award Winners! (05/02/2013)

Congratulations May 2013 Graduates! (05/13/2013)

North American School of Information Theory Coming to Purdue Summer 2013 (05/14/2013)

Purdue Puts Spotlight on High-Frequency Data Analysis in Finance, Across the Hudson River From Wall Street (08/15/2013)

Viens to Present College of Science Research Award Lecture (08/15/2013)

Please welcome visitors Dr. Munni Begum, Mr. James Miles, Dr. Zuofeng Shang, Dr. Walid Sharabati, and Dr. Jongwoo Song to Purdue Statistics (08/27/2013)

Purdue to Host 1st Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference (09/02/2013)

Purdue Press Release Highlights NSF Grant for Statistics Living-Learning Community (09/11/2013)

So You Want to Be a Statistician in Business. (09/16/2013)

Navarro Selected to Inaugural Class of Purdue Global Ambassadors (10/31/2013)

Purdue Statistics Ranked Number One in U.S. Conferring Bachelor's Degrees in Statistics in 2012 (11/01/2013)

Kyle Bemis Wins First Place in AISES Conference Poster Competition (11/01/2013)

Ward and Gundlach Collaborate on New Probability Textbook (12/06/2013)

Congratulations December 2013 Graduates! (12/20/2013)

2012

Cheng Granted CAREER Award (02/08/2012)

Ellen Gundlach Selected as IMPACT Faculty Fellow (02/08/2012)

Anirban Dasgupta Named an Executive Editor of Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (02/10/2012)

2012 COS Faculty and Staff Awards (02/27/2012)

Michael Levine elected to ISI (03/23/2012)

Bradley and Taylor Named Distinguished Science Alumni for 2012 (04/11/2012)

Cheng, Figueroa-López, and Neville Granted CAREER Awards (05/08/2012)

Figueroa-López Granted CAREER Award (05/08/2012)

Neville Granted CAREER Award (05/08/2012)

Ness Awarded Prestigious Boren Fellowship (05/29/2012)

Congratulations May 2012 Graduates! (06/08/2012)

Chong Gu Wins SSC Award (06/29/2012)

Potter Wins Poster Competition (07/21/2012)

Emeritus Professor Steve Samuels: 1938-2012 (07/30/2012)

Congratulations August 2012 Graduates (08/16/2012)

Cheng Receives Noether Young Scholar Award (08/28/2012)

Bemis Awarded NSF GRFP Fellowship, Participates in Minority Outreach (08/29/2012)

2011

Guang Cheng elected as member of ISI (01/03/2011)

COS Faculty and Staff Awards (02/01/2011)

Olga Vitek receives CAREER award (03/14/2011)

Machine Learning Summer School scheduled for June 13-24, 2011 (03/15/2011)

STAT 301 Wins ICCE Course of the Year (03/17/2011)

2011 Distinguished Alumnni - Tracy Choka and Vaidyanathan Ramaswami (04/01/2011)

Thomas Nielson Profile (05/16/2011)

Statistics Alumni Advisory Board - 2011 Meeting (05/23/2011)

Li Awarded Purdue's Teaching for Tomorrow Award (05/31/2011)

Congratulations May 2011 Graduates! (05/31/2011)

Over 130 attended Machine Learning Summer School (07/28/2011)

Craig and Li honored at JSM in Miami (08/05/2011)

Congratulations August 2011 Graduates! (08/26/2011)

Please welcome visitors Prof. Chatterjee, Dr. Wang, and Mr. Matsushima to Purdue Statistics (08/28/2011)

Rebecca Doerge named Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics (10/04/2011)

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science Program Honor Outstanding Alumni (10/04/2011)

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs thanks Purdue for lending Frederi Viens to the State Department in 2010-2011. (10/10/2011)

Qi helps put Purdue's newest supercomputer to use (11/17/2011)

George McCabe to receive ASA's Don Owen Award (12/01/2011)

2010

Welcome New Faculty and Students (01/13/2010)

Li Elected to ISI (02/08/2010)

Purdue awarded $25 million for state's first NSF Science and Technology Center (02/24/2010)

Denise Bradford Featured in 5 Students who are Inspired by Purdue Women (03/02/2010)

Achberger and Baumann Receive TLT's Distance Education Incentive Award (03/08/2010)

Cheryl Crabill Receives a Thumbs Up (03/08/2010)

Doerge Selected for Provost's Award for Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor (03/08/2010)

Congratulations to the Statistics and Actuarial Science Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa (03/08/2010)

Bock Elected Member-at-Large of Mathematics Section of AAAS (03/11/2010)

Newton Presents "Gamma-based clustering via ordered means with application to gene expression analysis" (03/15/2010)

Dr. Ker-Chau Li to Present the 2010 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture (04/01/2010)

Shugart and Himmelberger Named 2010 College of Science Distinguished Alumni (04/14/2010)

Dr. Susan Murphy Presents the 2010 K.C.S. Pillai Memorial Lecture (04/14/2010)

Rau awarded WISP Travel Grant (04/14/2010)

Sahlin wins 2010 Actuarial Scholarship (04/16/2010)

Congratulations 2009-2010 Award Winners! (04/27/2010)

Rebecca Doerge new head of Department of Statistics effective July 1, 2010 (05/06/2010)

Ward Resolves One Of Herbert Wilf's Unsolved Problems (05/14/2010)

Ward Awarded Purdue's Teaching for Tomorrow Award (05/19/2010)

Congratulations May 2010 Graduates! (05/24/2010)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Funds Purdue Team to Enrich Undergraduate Education (06/01/2010)

Department of Statistics to Host Purdue University Friends and Alumni Reception (06/08/2010)

Ellen Gundlach wins the 2010 Grand Prize ASA Hands-On Statistics Activity Competition (08/10/2010)

Mary Ellen Bock Receives NISS Distinguished Service Award for 2010 (08/11/2010)

A new textbook written by Liang, Liu, and Carroll (08/24/2010)

Welcome New Faculty, Staff, Visitors, and Students (09/06/2010)

Mark Daniel Ward - Analysis of algorithms on strings and trees (09/08/2010)

Eric Krafcheck awarded John Culver Wooddy scholarship (10/05/2010)

Congratulations August 2010 Graduates! (10/12/2010)

Nancy Balser and Mary Roe Receive Thumbs Up (10/12/2010)

World Statistics Day to be Observed October 20, 2010 (10/12/2010)

Local Event Planned for World Statistics Day (10/19/2010)

Purdue Today Profiles Mary Ellen Bock's Work with ADVANCE-Purdue (10/21/2010)

Craig, McCabe, and Zhang recognized at Excellence in Research Awards Dinner (11/23/2010)

Alan Qi receives CAREER award (11/30/2010)

Colver and Deely featured in College of Science's "5 Alumni Who..." (12/01/2010)

2009

Welcome New Faculty and Students (01/05/2009)

2009 GSO Spring Speaker: Professor John Storey (01/28/2009)

Gundlach Receives IDC Distance Education Incentive Award (02/03/2009)

Welcome Jin Yu (02/04/2009)

Welcome Xinhua Zhang (02/04/2009)

Statistics Members Recognized at College of Science Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon (02/11/2009)

McCabe Travels to Taiwan to Celebrate Historic Collaborations (02/23/2009)

Dr. Hongzhe Li Presents 2009 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture (03/11/2009)

Welcome Choon Hui Teo (03/11/2009)

William Stout Named 2009 College of Science Distinguished Alumnus (04/01/2009)

Four Statistics Graduate Students Earn Graduate Teacher Certificates (04/01/2009)

Fall 2009 Honors Course Taught by Professor Ward Featured in Exponent Article (04/01/2009)

Department of Statistics Hosts Stat Day (04/02/2009)

Ryan Martin Wins SBSS Paper Competition (04/07/2009)

New Center for Research on Foundations of Statistical Inference (04/08/2009)

Congratulations 2008-2009 Award Winners! (04/15/2009)

Srinivasa Varadhan Presents 2009 Prem S. Puri Memorial Lecture (04/21/2009)

StatCom P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2009 (04/29/2009)

Congratulations 2009 Actuarial Science Award Winners! (05/04/2009)

George P. McCabe Doubly Honored (05/07/2009)

Congratulations May 2009 Graduates! (05/15/2009)

Jeffrey Roberts Named Dean of the College of Science (06/02/2009)

Dabao Zhang Granted CAREER Award (06/16/2009)

Levine and Zhang Earn Promotions in 2009 (07/15/2009)

Welcome Lingsong Zhang (07/16/2009)

Alumni and Friends Gather at Joint Statistical Meetings (08/02/2009)

Norma Lucas Retires after 39 Years with the Department of Statistics (08/03/2009)

Congratulations August 2009 Graduates! (08/14/2009)

Welcome New Faculty, Visitors, and Students (08/14/2009)

Rau Receives Honorable Mention for Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship (08/25/2009)

Bremer and Doerge Author Statistics at the Bench: A Step-by-Step Handbook for Biologists (09/01/2009)

Beckley Elected to Society of Actuaries Board of Directors (09/08/2009)

DasGupta to Author Two-Volume Book (09/09/2009)

Department of Statistics Establishes Norma Lucas Administrative Professional Excellence Award (09/11/2009)

Doerge Selected as CIC-ALP Fellow (09/14/2009)

Zhang Elected to ISI (09/15/2009)

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science Program Honor Outstanding Alumni (09/17/2009)

Stochastic Analysis at Purdue 2009 Workshop (09/29/2009)

Nychka Presents "Climate Past, Present and Future" (10/20/2009)

Gundlach Appointed Associate Editor of CAUSE and MERLOT (12/02/2009)

Congratulations December 2009 Graduates! (12/18/2009)

2008

Success of STATCOM Leads to Expanded Pro Bono Network (01/09/2008)

Statistics Members Recognized at College of Science Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon (02/05/2008)

2008 GSO Spring Speaker: Professor James O. Berger (02/22/2008)

Vitek Awarded Purdue's Teaching for Tomorrow Award (03/06/2008)

Bock Selected to Serve on NISS Board of Trustees (03/14/2008)

Persi Diaconis Lectures Celebrated Department's 40th Anniversary (03/24/2008)

Two Statistics Graduates Named College of Science Distinguished Alumnus (04/09/2008)

Congratulations 2007-2008 Award Winners! (04/18/2008)

Qi Receives Microsoft Research Award (04/29/2008)

Congratulations May 2008 Graduates! (05/07/2008)

Welcome New Faculty and Students (05/07/2008)

Lebanon Granted CAREER Award (05/08/2008)

Das Gupta Serves as Editor of LNMS and IMS Collections (05/21/2008)

Dr. Olga Troyanskaya Presents 2008 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture (05/21/2008)

New Feature: Student Profiles (06/03/2008)

Si Granted CAREER Award (06/03/2008)

Neville in AI's 10 to Watch (06/11/2008)

Professor Rebecca W. Doerge part of $50 million iPlant initiative (06/18/2008)

STATCOM Network Newsletter Highlights Student Pro Bono Community Work (07/01/2008)

2007-2008 Department of Statistics Graduates (07/02/2008)

Doerge Appointed Interim Head for 2008 - 2009 (07/04/2008)

Viens Earns Promotion in 2008 (07/16/2008)

Alumni and Friends Gather at Joint Statistical Meetings (08/03/2008)

Andrea Rau and Doug Baumann Appointed Members of ASA Committee on Student Pro Bono Statistics (08/12/2008)

Congratulations August 2008 Graduates! (08/15/2008)

Welcome New Faculty, Visitors, and Students (08/15/2008)

Ruberg Appointed to AHIC Successor, Inc. Board of Directors (09/03/2008)

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science Program Honor Outstanding Alumni (09/08/2008)

Gundlach Inducted into Purdue's Teaching Academy (10/07/2008)

Welcome Jun Hui (10/09/2008)

Congratulations December 2008 Graduates! (12/19/2008)

2007

Purdue Actuarial Science Program Publishes Risky Business (01/01/2007)

Feed the World (01/01/2007)

Purdue Department of Statistics announces Moore scholarship winners (01/08/2007)

Welcome New Faculty and Students (01/08/2007)

Congratulations December 2007 Graduates! (01/10/2007)

Alexander_Gluhovsky_Associate_Professor_Appointment (02/01/2007)

Jiashun Jin Granted CAREER Award (02/01/2007)

Statistics Members Recognized at College of Science Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon (02/01/2007)

2007 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture: Statistical Challenges in Analyzing Mass Spectrometry Proteomic Data (02/01/2007)

2007 GSO Spring Speaker: Professor Rene Carmona (02/09/2007)

David and Nancy Moore Receive Dean's Ovation Award (02/14/2007)

Analysis of Epigenetic Changes May Lead to Potential Biomarker for Cancer (03/01/2007)

Department of Statistics Honors Outstanding Alumni from Statistics and Actuarial Science (03/14/2007)

Wen-Jang Huang Named College of Science Distinguished Alumnus (04/02/2007)

2007 Prem S. Puri Memorial Lecture (04/05/2007)

Mortar Board Recognizes Statistics Students and Staff Member (04/14/2007)

Congratulations 2006-2007 Award Winners! (04/23/2007)

STATCOM P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2007 (04/27/2007)

Deely, Doerge, and Liu Named ASA Fellows (05/01/2007)

Lebanon Awarded Purdue's Teaching for Tomorrow Award (05/01/2007)

Congratulations May 2007 Graduates! (05/01/2007)

New Feature: Research Profiles (05/09/2007)

Surya Tokdar Awarded Leonard J. Savage Award (05/09/2007)

STATCOM P-12 Outreach Demonstrated Math and Statistics Concepts to Third Graders (06/13/2007)

Deely Honored at Conference (07/01/2007)

Craig, Jin, and Xie Earn Promotions in 2007 (07/11/2007)

Alumni and Friends Gather at Joint Statistical Meetings (07/27/2007)

Gayla Olbricht Awarded WISP Travel Grant (08/01/2007)

Kyle Bauer Awarded John Culver Wooddy Scholarship (08/01/2007)

Alumnus Gary McDonald Receives ASA Founders Award (08/01/2007)

Surya Tokdar Awarded Leonard J. Savage Award (08/09/2007)

Congratulations August 2007 Graduates! (08/15/2007)

Welcome New Faculty and Students (08/15/2007)

Alumnus Jim Tomkins Appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina (08/15/2007)

Department of Statistics Honors Three Outstanding Alumni (09/01/2007)

Theresa (Tracy) Choka Receives Actuarial Science Outstanding Alumni Award (10/01/2007)

2007 K. C. S. Pillai Memorial Lecture: Principal Stratification for Causal Inference with Extended Partial Compliance (10/01/2007)

Professor Rebecca W. Doerge Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (11/01/2007)

Bob and Marjorie McLean Endow Scholarship for Statistics Graduate Students (11/09/2007)

2006

Welcome New Faculty and Students (01/03/2006)

Announcing the William J. Studden Publication Award (01/03/2006)

Purdue Statistics Alumnus Honored for Research (01/05/2006)

STATCOM Featured in Amstat News (02/08/2006)

GSO Spring Speaker: Professor Bradley Efron (03/01/2006)

New Feature: Alumni Profiles (03/01/2006)

Outstanding Science Students of 2006 (03/22/2006)

Mary Ellen Bock Named for Violet Haas Award (04/10/2006)

2006 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture: Whole Genome Optical Mapping (04/13/2006)

Diane K. Fasel: 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient (04/19/2006)

Congratulations Statistics 2005-2006 Award Winners! (04/21/2006)

STATCOM P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2006 (04/28/2006)

Congratulations May 2006 Graduates! (05/14/2006)

Professors Simonsen and Zhu Earn Promotions in 2006 (07/01/2006)

2005-2006 Department of Statistics Graduates (07/05/2006)

2006 Department of Statistics Graduates (07/05/2006)

Science mourns loss of Dean's Leadership Council member (07/14/2006)

Mary Ellen Bock Honored as Woman Pioneer at Purdue University (08/04/2006)

2006 Alumni Reception During Joint Statistical Meetings (08/06/2006)

STATCOM Chairs Open Meeting on Pro Bono Statistics at JSM 2006 (08/15/2006)

Welcome New Faculty, Visitors, and Students (08/15/2006)

Department Finds Breathing Room at HAAS (09/15/2006)

2006 K. C. S. Pillai Memorial Lecture: Statistical models for spatial processes on a global scale (09/21/2006)

STATCOM Presents (10/10/2006)

Purdue Statistics Department Announces New Scholarship (10/11/2006)

Trading Technologies Increases Options for Computational Finance Students (11/11/2006)

Congratulations December 2006 Graduates! (12/15/2006)

2005

STATCOM Grows in Membership and Mission (02/02/2005)

William S. Cleveland Becomes Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics (02/11/2005)

Woo Chul Kim: 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient (04/01/2005)

STATCOM P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2005 (04/21/2005)

Congratulations Statistics Spring 2005 Student Award Winners! (04/22/2005)

David O. Siegmund Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science Degree (05/14/2005)

Congratulations May 2005 Graduates! (05/20/2005)

Bock is President-Elect of ASA (05/30/2005)

Professor Bruce Craig Named University Faculty Scholar (06/08/2005)

Congratulations to the O'Bayes Poster Winners! (06/17/2005)

Alumni Reception Aboard the Minneapolis Queen (08/09/2005)

STATCOM P-12 Outreach: Demonstrating Statistics (08/13/2005)

Congratulations August 2005 Graduates! (08/15/2005)

David S. Moore Voted Favorite Statistics Professor (08/24/2005)

Welcome New Faculty and Students (08/24/2005)

Actuarial Science Alumni Reunion (10/27/2005)

Congratulations December 2005 Graduates! (12/20/2005)

Department of Statistics Photo Contest (12/22/2005)

2004