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NU Statistics alumni JSM reunion

JSM 2016 Alumni reunion

Ph.D. alumni gathered together with faculty members Larry Hedges, Ji-Ping Wang, Hongmei Jiang, and Beth Andrews for dinner after the JSM conference on August 1.

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Stats phd grads 2016

Congratulations to our newly hooded PhD graduates!

 From left to right: Yi Gao, Xiaofei Hu, Zach Seeskin, Wendy Chan, Qingyang Zhang

  • Statistics Chairman Larry Hedges was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Education Science Board.  The Board helps establish policy and priorities for the research arm of the US Department of Education. Read more about the Board at: https://ies.ed.gov/director/board/

  • Beth Tipton (PhD 2011), Assistant Professor at Columbia University, was awarded the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award for Quantitative Research in Education for 2016.

  • Yuan Liao (PhD 2010) will be appointed as Associate Professor of Economics at Rutgers University this fall.

  • Statistics professors Bruce Spencer and Ajit Tamhane were elected as Fellows of the International Statistical Institute.

  • Wendy Chan (PhD 2016) has accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Postdoc Nathan VanHoudnos received the award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation among all predoctoral training fellows supported by the US Institute of Education Science.

  • Jiangtao Gou has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Hunter College of CUNY.

  • Qingayng Zhang has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at University of Arkansas.