Three new faculty joined the statistics group: Associate Professor Lulu Kang, Assistant Professor Carlos Soto, and Assistant Professor Qian Zhao. Assistant Professor Weiqi Chu joined the applied math group, and Nathan Wycoff will join the statistics group as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024!
In the 2022-2023 academic year, 89 students graduated with a concentration in Statistics and Data Science, 15 students graduated from the Statistics MS program, and 2 students graduated from the Statistics PhD program.
Adira Cohen, a UMass CS and Math double major was awarded the Five College Statistics Prize. She is now a PhD student in Statistics at North Carolina State University.
Professor John Staudenmayer and collaborators at the University at California, San Diego, received a four year, $738K NIH grant: "Leveraging deep learning to classify sitting posture and measure sedentary patterns from accelerometer data in diverse cohorts”.
Assistant Professor Ted Westling and collaborators in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at UMass Amherst received a five year, $437K NIH grant: "Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in At-Risk Hispanic Women following Pregnancy Complications”.