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 Short Stories: Translating critical review of research into accurate reporting

    Alan Schwarz

    Episode 40: Translating critical review of research into accurate reporting

    Release Date: 09/01/2017

    Guest:Alan Schwarz

    Alan Schwarz (@alanschwarz) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with exposing the seriousness of head injuries in the National Football League and all youth athletics. His work was profiled in several films and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism's highest honor. A subsequent series on A.D.H.D. and other psychiatric disorders in children led to his writing "A.D.H.D. NATION: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic ." He was awarded the 2013 ASA Award for Excellence in Statistical Reporting in recognition of his outstanding work.

     
  • Stats and Stories: Gridiron ... Touchdown ... Field Goal ... Traumatic Brain Injury

    Alan SchwarzEpisode 39: 
    Gridiron ... Touchdown ... Field Goal ... Traumatic Brain Injury

    Alan Schwarz (@alanschwarz) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with exposing the seriousness of head injuries in the National Football League and all youth athletics. His work was profiled in several films and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism's highest honor. A subsequent series on A.D.H.D. and other psychiatric disorders in children led to his writing "A.D.H.D. NATION: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic ." He was awarded the 2013 ASA Award for Excellence in Statistical Reporting;in recognition of his outstanding work.

  • Stats and Stories: Describing and Measuring an $18 Trillion Economy

    Brian MoyerEpisode 38: Describing and Measuring an $18 Trillion Economy

    Release Date: 07/28/2017

    Guest:Brian Moyer

    Dr. Brian Moyer is director of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis . BEA, made up entirely of career civil servants, is an impartial producer of official statistics on the U.S. economy. Its statistics are used by   businesses, policymakers and households to inform their decision-making. BEA is part of the U.S. Commerce Department .

         

     

  • Stats and Stories: Epidemic Trials and Tribulations

    Stats and Stories:Epidemic Trials and Tribulations

    Dr. Susan EllenbergEpisode 37: 07/14/2017
    Guest: Susan Ellenberg
    Dr. Susan Ellenberg is Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics , Perelman School of Medicine at 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 Statistics Foundation that will be awarded at the World Statistics Congress in July 2017.

    Click here to listen to the complete podcast at the Stats and Stories Website.

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"