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Anthony Christidis wins the 2020-21 Data Science Award

Statistics PhD student Anthony Christidis is the recipient of the 2021-22 Department of Statistics Award in Data Science. Anthony has carried out exceptional work tackling new data analysis problems and collaborating with researchers and industry professionals. He is an expert in scientific computing and software development, in particular, in support of his variable splitting methods that require non-convex...

Professor Marie Auger-Méthé’s talk in the Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES) series

Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES) collaborated between the Department of Statistical Sciences at University of Toronto and CANSSI Ontario is a new speaker series that showcases opportunities in all realms of society for Data Science. And our faculty member Marie Auger-Méthé is the next speaker in the series!

To join...

Professor Jiahua Chen’s talk in the CANSSI Saskatchewan Health Science (CANSSI-SKHS) Collaborating Centre

CANSSI Saskatchewan Health Science (CANSSI-SKHS) Collaborating Centre is organizing a webinar series January-April 2022. And our faculty member Jiahua Chen is the next speaker in the series!

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Congratulations to 2021 GTA Award winners, Jonathan Agyeman and Kenny Chiu!

The Statistics Department is pleased to honour Kenny Chiu and Jonathan Agyeman with Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards.

Kenny is a first year PhD student, continuing from his MSc program in our department. He has been instrumental in the teaching of STAT 305 and STAT 404, through his excellence in teaching, in revising lab material and in introducing new material. He has been...

PhD student David Xu wins 2022 SBSS Student Paper Award

UBC Statistics PhD student, David (Zuheng) Xu, won an ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) Student Paper Award, sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA).

The SBSS student paper competition is for research on Bayesian methodology, which is broadly construed and includes applied, computational, or theoretical work.

Read David’...

Statistics Associate Professor Natalia Nolde wins Young Faculty Award

We’re thrilled to congratulate our Associate Professor, Natalia Nolde, for receiving the 2021 UBC-PIMS Mathematical Sciences Young Faculty Award.

The UBC/PIMS Mathematical Sciences Young Faculty Award, presented by the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), was created to “recognize UBC researchers for their leading edge work in...

UBC Statisticians and Ecologists develop enhanced statistical models

Statistics PhD student Evan Sidrow and his research team propose more advanced Markov models in their study to better understand the behaviours of northern resident killer whales and other species. Evan’s co-supervisors, faculty members Marie Auger-Méthé (Statistics Department and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) and Nancy Heckman (Statistics Department), also participated in the research.

Learn about Evan and his research team’s work from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans...

UBC Equity & Inclusion Office funds EDI Speaker Series in Statistics

Melissa Lee (Assistant Professor of Teaching), Marie Auger-Méthé (Assistant Professor), and Rowenna Gryba (Ph.D student) have received funding from UBC Equity & Inclusion Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Speaker Series in Statistics.

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC. You can read more about the fund here:...

Call for nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science for Academic Year 2021-22

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data.

This $1,000 award is offered to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated initiative and creativity in making outstanding contributions in the field of Data Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of...

Assistant Professor Marie Auger-Méthé participates in the CANSSI Collaborative Research Teams (CRT) project to improve patient care and save wild animals

Narwhals, sharks, and polar bears can help medical professionals improve care for patients with mental health struggles—and patients with conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder can offer insights that will help the conservation of many wild animals.

That’s what a first-of-its-kind project by researchers from UBC, the University of Toronto, University of Windsor, and Dalhousie University is proposing.

The project, a collaboration between statisticians, ecologists,...

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