News about Current and Former Students

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  • Mi-Ok Kim will join University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as Biostatistics Core Director for its Cancer Center.

  • Seyoung Park completed his PhD, and will take a postdoc position at Yale University (May, 2016).

  • Yingchuan Wang completed his PhD and joined Goldman , Sachs & Co. as Quant Analyst (May, 2016).

  • Naveen Narisetty completed his PhD, and will join University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Assistant Professor of Statistics in July, 2016.

  • Masha Kocherginsky joined the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University as Associate Professor (March, 2016).

  • Xingdong Feng was promoted to Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2016.

  • Ying Wei is elected as Fellow of the American Statistical Association (2015).

  • Ya-Hui Hsu joins AstraZeneca in Shanghai (2015).

  • Naveen Narisetty received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan 2015.

  • Naveen Narisetty received a student paper award from the Nonparametric Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. He will present the work at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings.

  • Seyoung Park received a student paper award from the Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining (SLDM) of the American Statistical Association. He will present the work at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings.

  • Yunwen Yang joins Google (Seattle) as Quantitative Analyst as of January, 2015.

  • Huixia (Judy) Wang joined George Washington University as Associate Professor of Statistics as of September 2014.

  • Juan Shen joined the Department of Statistics as Assistant Professor at Fudan University School of Management in July 2014.

  • Ji Young Kim accepted a position as Senior Biostatistician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, while on leave from Mount Holyoke.

  • Ji-Yeon Yang will start as Assistant Professor at Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea in the fall of 2014.

  • Naveen Narisetty received a student paper award from the Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining (SLDM) of the American Statistical Association. He will present the work in a special session at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings.

  • Huixia (Judy) Wang joined the editorial board of Annals of Statistics in 2013.

  • Hyokyoung (Grace) Hong joined the Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University as Assistant Professor in 2013, joining her husband who started his career at the College of Engineering at MSU.

  • Yingchuan Wang was named an Outstanding First Year Ph.D. Student for the 2012-2013 academic year at Department of Statistics, University of Michigan.

  • Hyokyoung (Grace) Hong received Excellence in Teaching Award (2012) from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of City University of New York.

  • Mi-Ok Kim was elected Executive Director (from 2012), Korean International Statistical Society .

  • Naveen Narisetty was named an Outstanding First Year Ph.D. Student for the 2011-2012 academic year at Department of Statistics, University of Michigan.

  • Douglas Noe was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Miami University in 2013.

  • Huixia (Judy) Wang received the 2012 Tweedie New Researcher Award from the IMS "For deep and varied contributions to the theory and applications of quantile regression, and for outstanding collaborative statistical research in a wide variety of areas, including genomics, cytometry, neuroimaging and wildlife science; and for service to the profession.” News Item

  • Huixia (Judy) Wang received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, one of the highest honors given by NSF to early-career university faculty in science and engineering to advance the development of their research and careers. News Item

  • Jianhui Zhou was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at University of Virginia in 2011.

  • Ying Wei received the 2011 Noether Young Scholar Award from the American Statistical Association for outstanding early career contributions to nonparametric statistics. For a list of awardees

  • Nan Lin joined the editorial board of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis in 2011.

  • Nan Lin was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Washington University at St. Louis in 2011.

  • Ying Wei received a Calderone Junior Faculty Research Prizes in 2007-2008.

  • Felicia Trachtenberg's coauthored article "Paterson DS et al. (2006) Multiple serotonergic brainstem abnormalities in sudden infant death syndrome. JAMA 296, pp 2124 -- 2132 " received media attention.