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: Getting the Sense of US from the Census

    John ThompsonEpisode 31: Getting the Sense of US from the Census

    Release Date: 05/01/2017

    Guest:John Thompson

    John H. Thompson is the 24th Census Bureau Director. The Census Bureauprepares the 2020 Census and over more than 100 other censuses and surveys, which measure America's people, places and economy, and provide the basis for crucial economic indicators such as the unemployment rate.

  • Stats and Stories: Do's and Don'ts of Data Journalism

    Andrew Flowers

    Episode 30: Do's and Don'ts of Data Journalism

    Release Date: 04/17/2017

    Guest:Andrew Flowers

    Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) is a freelance data journalist and a former quantitative editor at FiveThirtyEight.com . He writes about economics, trade, welfare, sports and more.

     
  • Stats and Stories: So a 70-30 support split is not a sure thing?

    Andrew Flowers

    Episode 29: So a 70-30 support split is not a sure thing?

    Release Date: 03/31/2017

    Guest:Andrew Flowers

    Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) is a freelance data journalist and a former quantitative editor at FiveThirtyEight.com . He writes about economics, trade, welfare, sports and more.

     

  • Episode 28: If your friend believes it, then it must be true - tracking the spread of fake news across networks.

    Filippo Menczer

    Episode 28: If your friend believes it, then it must be true - tracking the spread of fake news across networks.

    Release Date: 3/15/2017

    Guest:Filippo Menczer

    Filippo Menczer is a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute. His research focuses on Web and data science, social network analysis, social computation, Web mining, and modeling of complex information networks. His work on the spread of information and misinformation in social media has been covered in many US and international news sources, including The New York Times , Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR , PBS, CNN, BBC, Economist , Guardian, Atlantic, Reuters, Science , and Nature. His recent work includes Hoaxy , a way to "visualize the spread of claims and fact checking." 

Alumni Interviews

  • Brian Sampsel

    Class of 2003

    "A Fantastic Education"

  • Bryan Bell

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

  • Lisa Werwinski

    Class of 2013
    "The Meaning of Love and Honor"