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Fri 28th August 2015

Statistics course offers training in Data Science

This fall, the department is very pleased to expand upon the popular Exploratory Data Analysis Course (STAT 545A) by offering a follow-up topics course titled "Basic Training for Data Science" (STAT 547M) Both courses are open to graduate students from any discipline.

For more information, go here.

Fri 7th August 2015

Student Paper Award Winner - Camila de Souza


Dr. Camila de Souza has been selected to receive the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics’ Best Student Paper Award for her paper "Switching nonparametric regression models”.  
 
This is work that came from Camila’s thesis, under the supervision of Nancy Heckman, and is work that Camila has been extending this summer with USRA Helena Xu.  The paper and Camila’s current work involve estimating regression functions that are piecewise smooth, with changes driven by a latent state model.  Her work has application to energy consumption in buildings with multiple coolers.  When a fixed number of coolers is in operation, energy consumption is a smooth function of time.  However, energy consumption jumps to a different level when a new cooler comes on-line or is turned off.

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