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Ronald H. and Mary E. Simon Actuarial Science Lecture -
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 5:30PM - Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Keynote Speaker: Karen Clark, President and CEO of Karen Clark & Company
Catastrophe Modeling: How It’s Evolved and Where It’s Going
Catastrophe models have been used by the insurance industry for the past two decades and they have evolved significantly over that time period. Even though they incorporate scientific theory and engineering expertise, the models are statistical in nature and utilize many of the techniques applied in standard actuarial analysis. Recent innovations in the catastrophe risk management space promise to revolutionize the field over the next few years.
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Statistics in Applications Symposium 2014 - MSU is proud to host the Statistics in Applications Symposium with keynote speaker Daniela Witten on October 3, 2014.

William L Harkness Teaching Awards - The Faculty Teaching Award was presented to Vince Melfi, and the Student Teaching Award was presented to Honglang Wang

Persi Diaconis - The Search for Randomness - We are pleased to announce the inaugural John Kinney Memorial Lecture by Persi Diaconis, titled 'The Search for Randomness' on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:20 AM in Room 1400 of the Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building. Click here for more information.

IYS2013 @ MSU - As part of the International Year of Statistics event, MSU was proud to host the Statistics in Applications Forum with keynote speaker Dr. Trivellore Raghunathan on October 1st, 2013. Click here for more information.

Persi Diaconis - Colloquium - TIME CHANGED During his visit, Persi Diaconis will be giving a colloquium talk titled 'Mathematics and Statistics for Large Networks' on Friday, August 30th at 10:20AM in room C405 Wells Hall. Click here for abstract.

2013 NSF/CBMS Conference - The 2013 NSF/CBMS Conference 'Analysis of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations' will be hosted by the MSU Department of Statistics and Probability, with Principal Lecturer, Davar Khoshnevisan (University of Utah).
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Dr. Chae-Young Lim and Dr. Sarat Dass win the Frank Wilcoxon Award - Dr. Chae-Young Lim and Dr. Sarat Dass were selected as the winners of the Frank Wilcoxon Award in September 2012 for best application paper for their paper on "Assessing Fingerprint Individually Using EPIC: A Case Study in the Analysis of Spatially Dependent Marked Processes" in the 2011 issues of Technometrics.

Peter J. Bickel--James Francis Hannan Visiting Scholar - We are honored to have internationally renowned statistician Peter J. Bickel, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley visiting the MSU Department of Statistics and Probability as the first James Francis Hannan Visiting Scholar.

Prof. Mandrekar Awarded Fellowship - Professor Mandrekar has been awarded a National Research Council Fellowship by the National Academy of Science. He will be a Senior Associate at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, CA.

Faculty Position in Mathematics - Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship, 75% in MSU's Lyman Briggs College (LBC) Mathematics group and 25% in the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT).

Large Sample Inference For Long Memory Processes - Book published: written by Liudas Giraitis, Hira L Koul & Donatas Surgailis.

The paper of Professors Lim and Dass are published in Technometrics. - The paper of Professors Lim and Dass on "Assessing Fingerprint Individuality Using EPIC: A Case Study in the Analysis of Spatially Dependent Marked Processes", published in Technometrics, 53 (2011), no. 2, 112–124, has been chosen as the recipient of the ASA's Outstanding Statistical Application award for this year. Since nominees can come from any journal or monograph, the award is quite an honor.

Professor Tapabrata Maiti - has been elected to be a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2012.

The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) - The International Year of Statistics ("Statistics2013") is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, Statistics2013 will promote the importance of Statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.

Lijian Yang has been appointed as an Editor of Sankhya, Ser B. - , one of the prestigious journal of statistics.

Book Review: Stochastic Differential Equations in Infinite Dimensions - Book written by Gawarecki, Leszek and Mandrekar, Vidyadhar

Stochastic Models for Fractional Calculus - New book by Mark Meerschaert and Alla Sikorskii

NBER - NSF Time Series Conference - Michigan State University is enthusiastic to host the 2011 NBER-NSF Time Series Conference. This conference is the premier international meeting on the statistical analysis of time series data and attracts leading researchers from around the world. Program

Faculty Position in Mathematics - Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship, 75% in MSU's Lyman Briggs College (LBC) Mathematics group and 25% in the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT).

Featured article in May issue of Technometrics - The article "Assessing Fingerprint Individuality Using EPIC: A Case Study in the Analysis of Spatially Dependent Marked Processes," by the two faculty members of the Department, Chae-Young Lim and Sarat Dass, which appears in the May issue of Technometrics, has been selected by the Editor Hugh Chipman of the journal to be the issue's Featured Article.

Shujie Ma - has won the CHINESE GOVERNMENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SELF-FINANCED STUDENTS ABROAD. She is one of the 23 winners from the Midwest of this award, and the only MSU student winner for this year.

Peter Hall visits MSU Department of Statistics and Probability - Internationally renowned mathematical statistician Professor Peter Hall, FAA, FRS,visited the MSU Department of Statistics and Probability from March 21 to April 1, 2011, and gave a public lecture (March 22) and 2 additional lectures ( March 24   March 29 ) during his visit.

Probability at Michigan State - The research group in probability theory at Michigan State University includes faculty and graduate students from the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics and Probability.

New book by Gawarecki and Mandrekar - Stochastic Differential Equations in Infinite Dimensions with Applications to Stochastic Differential Equations Series: Probability and its Applications

Dr. 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 was presented the award at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August of 2010.

William L. Harkness Award - The William L. Harkness Award was presented to Dr. Dennis Gilliland , Wenning Feng and Kai Zhang on November 9, 2010.

Bose-Nandi best paper award for Maiti and Chen - “Analysis of cDNA Microarray Experiment with External Controls: A Mixed Model Approach" had been adjudged as the best publication in the Section ' Applications of Statistics" appeared in Volume 59( 2007) of Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin.

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