Baylor Data Scientists Partner on National Science Foundation Grant to Use Sports Analytics to Prepare Next Generation of Data Science Professionals
Congratulations to James Otto who received the "Outstanding Overall Student Award" for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Congratulations to Rachel Dillmann who received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Congratulations to Taylor Grimm on being selected "Outstanding 1st year Ph.D. student for 2021-2022 academic year".
Congratulations to Dr. Yuhan Ma who has successfully defended her dissertation ‘Statistical Methods for Outcome Misclassification Adjustment in Causal Inference and Spatial Classification’ under the direction of Dr. Joon Song. Yuhan is currently a Biostatistician at Scottish Rite for Children, TX
Gabriel Odom, an alum of our PhD program is giving a ASA SSPA webinar on Friday, October 21. The event is free but you need to register if you are interested.
The registration page is here: https://udayton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkc-ygqjgjGdeM7OB_iiYaEjwEvMRSkZK-
You must register for the event in order to join the webinar.
Faculty along with current and former students met up at SRCOS in Jekyll Island GA . Pictured below are: Rodney Sturdivant, Brandi Falley (Texas Woman’s University), Jason Maddox (Syracuse), James Stamey, Ryan Sides (Texas Women’s), Victoria Sides (American Airlines), Jane Harvill, Derek Weix and Jamie Roberman
Current and former Bears were able to meet up at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The picture below is of alums Gabriel Odom (now at Florida International University) and Jinjie Chen (now at Bristol Myers Squibb).
“Baylor faculty and students gave 11 presentations at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, D.C. Below is fourth year student James Otto presents on his new R package, ggdensity.”
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Maddox who has successfully defended his dissertation “Bayesian Method of Predicting In-Game Win Probability Across Sports” under the direction of Dr. Jane Harvill. Jason is currently a Professor of Sport Analytics at Syracuse University.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Gallaugher, he was awarded the Helga and Wolfgang Gaul Stiftung Award at the International Federation of Classification Society meeting last week. This award is given biannually to a young researcher with high potential working in the area of Classification, Clustering and related topics.
“Congratulations to Dr. Luke Durell who has successfully defended his dissertation ‘Applications of Functional Data Analysis to Environmental Problems’ under the direction of Dr. Mandy Hering. Luke starts a new job as a Data Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory starting this Fall."
“Congratulations to Dr. Will Best who has successfully defended his dissertation ‘Comparing Predictive Accuracy of Multiple Forecasts’ under the direction of Dr. Jane Harvill. Will starts a new job as an Assistant Professor at Belmont University in the Department of Mathematics in the Fall.”
Congratulations to David Manner, Statistics Alum, on his promotion to Associate Vice President (Statistics) at Eli Lilly and Company.
“Congratulations to Dr. Xing Meng who has successfully defended her dissertation ‘Covariate-Adjusted ROC Regressions and the Extensions in Trend Tests’ under the direction of Dr. Jack Tubbs.” Dr. Meng is currently a Data Scientist & Consultant with Credera in Dallas, TX.
"Congratulations to Dr. Roberto Sergio Hernández who has successfully defended his dissertation 'A Beta Regression Approach to Nonparametric Longitudinal Data Classification in Clinical Trials' under the direction of Dr. Jack Tubbs."
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“Congratulations to Dr. Evan Miyakawa who has successfully defended his dissertation ‘Contributions to the practical application of Bayesian methods to survival analysis in clinical trials’ under the direction of Dr. David Kahle and Dr. James Stamey.”
Congratulations to Department of Statistical Science alum Gabriel Odom for being recognized by the City of Miami for his work on COVID-19
Operating a program as expansive and transformative as Meals-to-You requires more than putting food in a box and mailing it to homes.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 2021) — Baylor University student Evan Miyakawa joined the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a summer associate in the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division of IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center. Miyakawa is working towards a doctoral degree in Statistics from Baylor. He earned a master’s degree in statistics from Baylor in 2018 and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Taylor University in 2017. IDA is a nonprofit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers in the public interest. IDA answers the most challenging U.S. security and science policy questions with objective analysis leveraging extraordinary scientific, technical, and analytic expertise.
We would like to congratulate new faculty member Michael Gallaugher for winning the 2021 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Classification Society! Dr. Gallaugher will present the work from his thesis, `Analysis of Three-Way Data and Other Topics in Clustering and Classification', at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
A multidisciplinary team of statisticians, computer scientists, and environmental engineers, led by Associate Professor Amanda Hering of Baylor University, has received a $1.157 million award from the National Science Foundation. Joint with Colorado School of Mines, a novel, introductory data science course and undergraduate summer research program will be designed to motivate students early in their academic studies to pursue careers in data science by connecting them with authentic projects and stakeholders.
This award is given for significant and outstanding contributions to the environmental statistical and quantitative research as proved by the number and quality of publications in the statistical literature.
We had in informal meeting of current Baylor faculty and students at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Denver recently.
“Congratulations to Dr. Grant Innerst who has successfully defended his dissertation ‘Contributions to Algebraic Statistics’ under the direction of Dr. David Kahle. Dr. Innerst has accepted a tenure track position in the Department of Mathematics at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.”
The Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture was founded to honor Professor Tom Bratcher, a Baylor professor who passed away unexpectedly in the fall of 2011. He was instrumental in founding the Department of Statistical Science in 2004 at Baylor and also for establishing the Conference of Texas Statisticians, which has now been running annually for almost 40 years. This marks the fifth lecture named in his honor since his death. The goal of the lecture series is to bring to campus internationally and nationally recognized scholars in the field of statistics who are known for bringing clarity to difficult concepts and whose research is of interest to Baylor at large.
Main Draws for Sarah - The size of Baylor's stats department and the genuine interest that the faculty take in the success of their students were the two main aspects that led me to this program. Initially, Baylor was not even on my radar, but after visiting and talking with some of the students, I realized that the supportive environment and emphasis on collaboration were exactly what I was looking for.