Welcome to the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University. Statistics is the science of inferring knowledge from data and describing uncertainty in those inferences. It plays a central role in scientific research, social policy, and governance. The Department of Statistics has a world-class record of success in education, research and service and has an out-sized impact on campus because of its engagement in educating students in all disciplines and interdisciplinary research.
Ander Wilson an author on the Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award
New Course Development by Ben Prytherch
Statistic Department’s Ben Prytherch and Professor Matt Ross (Ecosystem Science and Sustainability) received a $20,000 Digital Learning Initiative grant from the Provost’s office to develop three 1-credit, online delivered, freely accessible R courses. The courses are currently being developed by Statistics students Alex Fout, Connor Gibbs, and Kathleen Wendt (PhD student in HDFS). The purpose is to serve students and faculty across the university who are teaching or taking classes that involve data analysis using R. They found that many instructors have been teaching R to their students as a component of their courses. This creates extra work for instructors and a steeper learning curve for students. These courses will allow faculty to direct their students to a high-quality set of training materials that will be accessible at any time, regardless of whether students are enrolled, and will free up time in their own classes to teach subject matter instead of teaching coding.
Daniel Mork wins College Outstanding Scholar Award
Statistics PhD Student Daniel Mork won the College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award. Dan was one of four awardees from the College of Natural Sciences at the 2020 Graduate Student Showcase. Daniel presented his research that focuses on developing new statistical methods to estimate how maternal exposures to environmental chemicals during pregnancy influence birth outcomes. This is joint work with his thesis advisor Ander Wilson.
Grant Awarded to Andee Kaplan
The goal of this project is to develop a major methodological advancement in the Bayesian entity resolution literature with the extension of current work on streaming record linkage. The new work will allow for a data scenario where duplicates exist within a database (de-duplication) rather than being restricted to duplicates across databases (record linkage). We use recursive Bayes ideas to have near real time updates as more data becomes available (i.e., the streaming context).
Streaming Record Linkage for Online Data Deduplication (North Carolina State University Laboratory for Analytic Sciences). PI: Kaplan and Betancourt ($130,351.57; CSU: $90,623.57). Calendar Year 2021
Congratulations to our CNS Award Winners
Congratulations Jana and Alex!
Upcoming Department Seminars,
& Ph.D. Defenses
Student Organized Activities and Research Seminars (SOARS) exists to encourage community and scholarship among graduate students in the statistics department and more broadly at Colorado State University.
See the SOARS website and full calendar of upcoming events here.
Department of Statistics Faculty and Students Partner with Local Public Health Officials during Pandemic
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, public health experts increasingly sought statisticians for their expertise.
Department of Statistics develops interdisciplinary course in R for all students needing data analysis skills
This online course is meant to give students in all majors applicable, hands-on skills in data analysis and to prepare them for highly analytical upper division courses.
Haonan Wang’s creativity and research excellence recently earned him election as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the world’s largest community of statisticians.