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Fall 2023 ASA Chapter Meeting and Short Course

ASA2023ChapterMeetingOn September 29, 2023, graduate students and faculty attended the ASA Traveling Short Course: Navigating Tough Conversations in Statistical Collaboration and the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter Meeting Keynote Title: A Bayesian Integrated Population Model for Understanding Natural Gas Emissions in Local Distribution Systems. The Department of Statistics sponsored the student's attendance.
In the picture from left to right Dr. Jingru Mu, Dr. Perla Reyes, Mr. Abraham Arbelaez, Mr. Aidan Kerms; Dr. Zachary Weller (GTI Energy) short course presenter and keynote speaker; Dr. Julia Sharp (National Institute of Standards and Technology), short course presenter; Ms. Sai Gadaeraju, Mr. Yoshi Nagaoka, Mr. Ethan Schubert, and Mr. Ryan Seidler.

Over $50,000 in Scholarships are Awarded for 2021-2022

Kessinee Chitakasempornkul is Recognized for Research Accomplishments

Kessinee ChitkasempornkulKessinee Chitakasempornkul, who recently defended her PhD dissertation in Statistics, has been selected by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate Student Council to be recognized for her accomplishments in research during her graduate program at K-State.
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Dr. Hefley co-authors book "Bringing Bayesian Models to Life"

Assistant professor Dr. Trevor Hefley and KSU alumnus Dr. Mevin Hooten published a new book with CRC press titled "Bringing Bayesian Models to Life." The book focuses on algorithms for implementation of Bayesian statistical models in the ecological and environmental sciences. More information can be found at

2019 Spring ASA Chapter Meeting

The Spring meeting of the Kansas and Western Missouri Chapter of the ASA will be held on April 5 at the Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus. The keynote speaker is Dr. Susmita Datta from the University of Florida Department of Biostatistics, and her presentation is entitled Advances and Challenges in Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis.
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A&S Research Travel Awards

Jennifer Delzeit (MS student) and Jianfeng Chen (PhD student) have received the Arts & Sciences Research Travel Award. Both of them will attend the 2019 Eastern North American Region (ENAR) spring meeting (March 24-27, 2019) in Philadelphia, which is a large-scale professional biostatistics conference for the region of Eastern America and is expected to attract more than 1000 participants to attend this conference.
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Narmadha Mohankumar wins the People's Choice Award, Three Minute Thesis Competition

Narmadha MohankumarNarmadha (Meenu) Mohankumar, PhD student in Statistics, won the People's Choice Award in the Three Minute Thesis Competition with her presentation "Is my advisor hiding in their office?" Narmadha received a $125 scholarship.

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2018 Fall ASA Chapter Meeting and Short Course

The Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of ASA and the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Biostatistics are co-sponsoring an American Statistical Association Council of Chapters Traveling Short Course and the annual Fall Chapter Meeting on October 26, 2018. The short course will be given by Dr. Devan Mehrotra from Merck and keynote address of the following chapter meeting will be given by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Biostatistics.

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Dr. Wang will give invited talk at Northwestern University

Dr. Haiyan Wang will present "A classification Method for predicting type 2 diabetes mellitus using sequencing data" at Northwestern University's Statistics seminar series, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

2018 Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture

On May 6-8, the Department hosted the 30th annual "Ag Stat" conference. The conference featured a workshop and keynote address by Guilherme J.M. Rosa from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, along with several presentations and poster sessions, and a country dance for the evening's entertainment.
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Over $40,000 in Scholarships are Awarded for 2018-2019

New Options for Obtaining a Degree in Statistics

Four Summer Workshops

2018 University of Kansas Stat Camp

Haoyu Zhang receives Research Travel Award

Nelson Walker receives NSF Award

Gyuhyeong Goh publishes in The American Statistician

Dr. Gyuhyeong Goh has co-authored an article with Dr. Dipak K. Dey (University of Connecticut) in The American Statistician. "Asymptotic Properties of Marginal Least-Square Estimator for Ultrahigh-Dimensional Linear Regression Models with Correlated Errors". DOI: 10.1080/00031305.2017.1302359

Workshop on Mixed Models

Two Statistical Computing Courses are Now Online

Audrey Chang receives Undergraduate Research Award

Nearly $45,000 in Scholarships are Awarded

Jie Ren Receives Travel Award from Johnson Cancer Research Center

Cen Wu Receives Grant from Johnson Cancer Research Center

Trevor Hefley Studies Chronic Wasting Disease

A spatial analysis of chronic wasting disease by Dr. Trevor Hefley has garnered the attention of Wisconsin Public Radio.

Dr. Bello on Sabbatical

Dr. Nora Bello will be on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 academic year. She will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working interdisciplinary with faculty and their research groups from Animal Science, Genetics and Biostatistics.

Behnaz Moradi Receives Scholarship and Travel Award

Cen Wu and Mike Higgins Receive Travel Awards

Shell Oil Grant: Scholarship and Workshops

Undergraduate Research Awards

Kessinee Chitakasempornkul to Present Research

Xintong Li receives IAMG Award

Chris Juarez receives CCA Faculty of the Year Award

Jiena Gu joins Beef Cattle Institute

Sharif Mahmood is Graduate Student Ambassador

Audrey Chang receives Undergraduate Research Award

Graduation, Spring 2016

2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

R. Dennis Cook is named KSU Alumni Fellow

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R. Dennis Cook has been named 2016 KSU Alumni Fellow for the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Cook is currently a full professor and director of the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota. He earned a master's degree in statistics from K-State in 1969 and a doctorate, also in statistics from K-State, in 1970. At the University of Minnesota, he has served a ten-year term as Chair of the Department of Applied Statistics, and a three-year term as Director of the Statistical Center.

Goh and Higgins Receive Faculty Enhancement Awards

Du and Song Receive Faculty Development Awards

Seth Raithel publishes M.S. research


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