Dr. James Stapleton, much admired professor and friend, passed away on June 17, 2022.
A summer internship is an important way to gain valuable knowledge outside the college classroom. This summer, some of our STT PhD candidates have earned the opportunity to intern with organizations and companies across the country.
PhD candidates Sarah Manski and Sumegha Premchandar were recently presented with the 2020-2021 William L. Harkness Award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student. The award is made possible by a generous gift from William Harkness, a doctoral alumnus of the Statistics and Probability department. Recipients are chosen for their remarkable teaching based on student evaluations and faculty observations of teaching.
Congratulations to our 2022 PhD Graduates
Memories of Professor Atma Mandrekar
Yuehua Cui, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT), has been named an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
Huan Lei, assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) is among five Michigan State University (MSU) researchers from the College of Natural Science (NatSci) who have received NSF Early CAREER Faculty Awards. Their cutting-edge research pushes the limits of science, while their devotion to education is preparing the next generation of scientists to propel their field even further. Collectively, over the next five years (2022-2027) they will receive more than $3.7 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding.
Sikta Das Adhikari, in her third year with the STT PhD program, was awarded an IMPACTS fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Integrated training Model in Plant And Compu-Tational Sciences (IMPACTS) is an NSF-funded program for training doctoral students to employ advanced computational/data science approaches to address grand challenges in plant biology.
Tapabrata “Taps” Maiti, MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability, was recently named an American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, fellow for his distinguished contributions to the fields of statistics and data science, particularly for contributions to data-driven discovery, and for outstanding teaching and training of the next generation of data scientists.
STT PhD student, Sarah Manski, lands inaugural Neogen Land Grant Prize
Andrew McDonald, a Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) senior majoring in advanced mathematics and statistics, has been named a Marshall Scholar.
STT Instructors Camille Fairbourn and John Keane were each awarded the 2021-22 College of Natural Science Faculty Teaching Prize in November. Each year, CNS recognizes teaching excellence by awarding the Faculty Teaching Prize to select fixed-term and tenure-system faculty. Both instructors were nominated by STT Professor Dr. Frederi Viens.
MSU statistician attains uncommon Institute of Mathematical Statistics "Annals quadfecta" status
PhD student Nilanjan Chakraborty was recently presented with the William L. Harkness Award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student.
Mr. Andrew McDonald, an Honors College junior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Engineering; and Statistics, and Advanced Mathematics in the College of Natural Science, has been named a recipient of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Professor Yijun Zuo has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Fellows of the IMS are selected based on “demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability,” and the fellowship process is highly competitive.
STT Ph.D. candidates Sanket Jantre and Anirban Samaddar were selected for competitive internship positions with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI) program for summer 2021.
STT faculty member Dr. Dennis Ikpe attended the African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) virtually during June 15-26, 2020. The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) hosts ADJOINT each summer. ADJOINT is designed for researchers with a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences who are interested in conducting research in a collegial environment.