Inaugural John Kinney Memorial Lecture, “The Search for Randomness,” to be held on Aug. 29

“Random” and “randomness” are terms we throw about in statistics and probability.  Inferences based on “random samples” are common place. On Aug., 29 at 10:20 a.m. in Room 1400 of the MSU Biomedical and Physical Sciences building, Persi Diaconis, the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University and a member of the […]

Inaugural MSU Women in STEM Conference Takes Place Oct. 22-23

Michigan State University (MSU) Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will take place Oct. 22 and 23 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Alumnae will have the chance to engage and connect with other MSU alumnae, expand their professional network and acquire tools and knowledge that can assist in furthering their career […]

Register for MSU Women in STEM Conference – October 22-23 on MSU Campus

MSU alumnae, faculty, and students are invited to join us for this inaugural conference.   Attendees will  have the chance to engage and connect with other MSU alumnae working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions, expand their professional network and acquire tools and knowledge that can assist them in furthering your career objectives. Click here […]

Maiti Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Statistics and probability professor Tapabrata  Maiti has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics  for his significant research contributions in small area inference, inference for mixed models, and Bayesian methodology in settings such as panel-count data; and for service to the profession, for example extensive service on editorial boards. The award will […]

MSU to Host International Statistics Conference

The MSU Department of Statistics and Probability will host the premier international meeting on the statistical analysis of time series data on Sept. 16-17, 2011. The  NBER-NSF Time Series Conference will attract leading researchers from around the world to the campus of Michigan State. View the conference program or website for more information. The meeting is being […]

Xiao Elected to Fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Statistics Professor Yimin Xiao has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in recognition of demonstrated distinction in research in the field of statistics and probability. Xiao will be recognized during a ceremony at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings in August.  

Comparing Models with Data Sets

Using the tools developed by the MADAI collaboration, the model shown at left can be directly compared and tested by data taken using the telescope on the right. See below for more details on these images. Advances in the development of sensors, detectors, computation and data storage have vastly improved the abilities to collect data. […]

Maiti Named ASA Fellow

Statistics Professor Tapabrata “Taps” Maiti has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Maiti is Graduate Director for the Department of Statistics and Probability and will be presented the award at Joint Statistical Meetings in August.

Stats Professor Will Be Part of a Featured Session at Annual Conference

Statistics Professor Taps Maiti will be featured in the showcase session “Breakthroughs in Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics” at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings – the largest gathering of Statisticians held in North America. Maiti and his collaborators recently published “Linear Mixed Model Selection for False Discovery Rate Control in Microarray Data Analysis” in the journal […]