Jul 31, 2020Branislav Vidakovic, a professor of statistics at Georgia Tech and the current program director for statistics in the National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, has been appointed as head of Texas A&M Statistics, effective August 15.
May 26, 2020Congratulations to 1986 Texas A&M statistics graduate Dr. Katherine "Kathy" Ensor, Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, who has been elected as the 117th president of the American Statistical Association.
May 17, 2020May 14 marked the untimely passing of Texas A&M Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor of Statistics Cliff Spiegelman, a leader in statistical and environmental forensics and a champion for the use of statistics and its many applications to help free innocent people, reevaluate history and develop sharper analytical tools to benefit society.
Apr 27, 2020A distinguished professor in the College of Science, Dr. Clifford Spiegelman has used statistics to challenge forensic methods, exonerate the innocent and bring new light to the past. His expertise was even used during an investigation into President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Math & Stat Fair 2020
Jan 29, 2020Texas A&M is gearing up to host hundreds of students and their families Saturday, Feb. 22, in the John R. Blocker Building for some free math and stat-inspired fun as part of the 17th annual Texas A&M Mathematics and Statistics Fair.
Food for Thought
Nov 29, 2019Texas A&M statistics major Alex Peters ’21 thought he was like every other young person in college — hungry to learn, hungry for adventure and hungry to embark on a major life milestone. Then he realized that some of his peers were just plain hungry, prompting him to get involved in First Year Eats and a yearlong research project to determine how adequate food intake can affect academic retention and GPR in freshmen.
Sep 27, 2019A cross-disciplinary team of Texas A&M researchers led by statistician Bani Mallick has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million Transdisciplinary Research In Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a new institute, the Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS).
Presenting the Parzen Prize
Aug 30, 2019University of California, Berkeley statistician, data scientist and National Academy of Sciences member Bin Yu will visit the Texas A&M campus Sept. 5 as the guest speaker for the biennial Emanuel Parzen Prize Lecture Series, sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Statistics.
Why I Give
Jul 18, 2019Fifty years ago, Ersen Arseven ’74 made a life-altering choice, deciding to pursue his Ph.D. in statistics at Texas A&M University. He continues to invest in Texas A&M's future and that of its faculty and students through endowments — a topic we recently teamed up with the Texas A&M Foundation to explore in both video and behind-the-scenes formats.
In Service of Science
May 09, 2019Congratulations to Texas A&M statistician Cliff Spiegelman, who has been recognized by the Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Xi with one of its primary annual awards celebrating scientific excellence and advancement — the 2019 Outstanding Science Communicator Award.
Mar 22, 2019Texas A&M statistician Valen Johnson is one of about 40 contributing authors featured in The American Statistician special issue on p-values and statistical significance, along with a related Nature March 28 edition Correspondence. While he acknowledges raising standards would make it harder for researchers to publish, Johnson tells Undark magazine he sees potential for more discoveries and better science as researchers gain confidence in previous work and spend less time replicating studies.
Forensics in Focus
Feb 24, 2019February marked the 10th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences landmark report that established a blueprint for forensic science research. Texas A&M statistician and forensics expert Cliff Spiegelman weighs in on its lasting impact in an Innocence Project blog and the broader big-data effects with Fast Company.