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: And the winner of the first International Prize of Statistics is ... Sir David Cox

    Dr. Susan EllenbergEpisode 36: And the winner of thefirstInternational Prize of Statistics is ... Sir David Cox
    Release Date: 06/30/2017
    Guest:Susan Ellenberg

    Dr.Susan Ellenberg is Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics Perelman School of Medicineat the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She was the ​Chair of the International Prize in StatisticsFoundation that will be awarded at the World Statistics Congressin July 2017.


  • Stats and Stories: Counting Crime

    jerimulrowEpisode 33: Sifting through noisy data to find stories

    Episode 35: Counting Crime Release Date: 06/15/2017

    Guest:Jeri Mulrow

    Jeri M. Mulrow is the Acting Director for the Bureau of Justice Statistics . BJS's mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. BJS is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice.

  • Stats and Stories: Spotting Fake News

    Mona ChalabiEpisode 33: Sifting through noisy data to find stories

    Episode 34: Spotting fake news Release Date: 05/31/2017
    Guest:Mona Chalabi
    Mona Chalabi (@MonaChalabi) is the Data Editor of The Guardian US and a columnist at New York Magazine. As well as co-producing a four-part documentary series about vaginas , Mona has written for TV shows on National Geographic, the BBC and VICE. Mona draws. Her illustrations, which are designed to make numbers more relatable, can be viewed on her Instagram account and were recently commended by the Royal Statistical Society. Before getting into journalism, Mona worked in the nonprofit sector, first at the Bank of England, then Transparency International and the International Organization for Migration.


  • Stats and Stories: Special Episode

    91.3 WYSO radio logoStats and Stories is a podcast that looks at statistics and how they relate to our everyday lives. The project is partnership between Miami University and the American Statistical Association. WYSO now offers a link to the Stats and Stories podcast on our website. Today we speak with Richard Campbell - Chair of the Media Journalism and Film Department at Miami and John Bailer who chairs the Department of Statistics and John Bailer with Miami University.  They tell us what inspired them to start telling these stories.

    We hope that you will enjoy these conversations.

    To listen to the full podcast click here.

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"