Invited Speaker Series

The Department of Statistics sponsors the Invited Speakers Series.  Faculty, staff, and students are able to engage with prominent members of the statistics community.

Full invited speaker schedule

Recent News

  • Statistics Newsletter

    The Department of Statistics publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep everyone informed on the happenings within the department.

    Access the latest edition and archive of the statistics newsletter.

  • Doug Noe Named ASG Professor of the Year

    Doug Noe: ASG Professor of the YearAssociate professor Dr. Doug Noe was named Professor of the Year by the Associated Student Government and was honored at commencement in May 2013. Read the full article.

  • ASA Anniversary

    Boston Globe story about the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the American Statistical Association.

  • This Is Statistics Campaign Launched

    ASA launches a campaign - "This is Statistics" to educate students, parents, teachers, and counselors about the abundant and well-paying career opportunities in statistics.

  • Jing Zhang Recieves Junior Faculty Scholar Award

    Assistant professor Dr. Jing Zhang received the Junior Faculty Scholar Award in September 2014 for her continuing research and work outside of the classroom.

    Jing Zhang

Stats and Stories

  • Stats and Stories: A New Equation for Modern Journalism

    Trevor ButterworthEpisode 17: 2/9/2016

    Guest: Trevor Butterworth

    Trevor Butterworth is Director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest. He is also editor of STATS.org, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA that promotes statistical literacy in the news media. He has been a journalist in the US for over 15 years, writing about data and statistics and how they are interpreted in our so-called "knowledge economy," especially in relation to risk and regulation. Read more.

  • Stats and Stories: The rule of numbers and the role of the press: What should the journalist do in the age of big data?

    Trevor ButterworthEpisode 16: 12/14/2015

    Guest: Trevor Butterworth

    Trevor Butterworth is Director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest. He is also editor of STATS.org, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA that promotes statistical literacy in the news media. He has been a journalist in the US for over 15 years, writing about data and statistics and how they are interpreted in our so-called "knowledge economy," especially in relation to risk and regulation. He’s written for the New Yorker online Harvard Business ReviewThe Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. 

Alumni Interviews

  • Bryan Bell

    Class of 2004
    "Work Your Hardest in Whatever You Do"

  • Elaine Hoffman, Ph.D.

    Class of 1992

    "Choose a Major You Enjoy"

  • Jill Montaquila

    Class of 1991

    "Seize the Opportunities"

  • Stetson Siler

    Class of 1975, 1976

    "Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open"

  • Lisa Werwinski

    Class of 2013
    "The Meaning of Love and Honor"

  • David Groff

    Class of 1991
    "Tech Talk for the Non-Technical"

  • Brian Sampsel

    Class of 2003

    "A Fantastic Education"