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The history through 2011 appears in Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S., A. Agresti and X.-L. Meng, eds., pp. 9-26, Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013. The compilation of a history from 2011 to the present by faculty and staff is underway, and will appear as an addendum to the history posted here.
Statistics & Data Science Professor Alessandro Rinaldo will serve as the next associate dean for research (ADR) of Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more here.
Faculty members Valérie Ventura and Rebecca Nugent, along with Master in Statistical Practice graduate students Cheyenne Ehman, Yixuan Luo, Zi Yang and Ziyan Zhu worked with Pitt lead researcher Dr. Seema Lakdawala in developing a computational model to evaluate the effect of school posture on the spread of Covid-19. Read more here.
Rebecca Nugent, the Stephen E. and Joyce Fienberg Professor and Department Head, Statistics & Data Science, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sam Ventura (DC 2011, 2015) hosted the podcast, Sports Teams Win Big with Data-Driven Decision Making.
Stats & Stories is the American Statistics Association's podcast about the "statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics." Listen to this episode "The Wonders of Astrostatistics."
Five CMU faculty received funding from the Amazon Research Awards. Statistics & Data Science assistant professor Siva Balakrishnan is one of two members of Dietrich College to receive fellowships. Read more here.
The CMU team of Chris Warren, Pierce Williams, Shruti Rijhwani, and Max G’Sell has won Honorable Mention in the Rare Book School’s Andrew W Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography Essay Prize. Read more
The ASA has presented the 2021 Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) Award to Roni Rosenfeld and Ryan Tibshirani with Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi Research Group, as well as their COVIDcast partners.Details here.