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Statistics professors and PhD student awarded 2023 Canadian Journal of Statistics Award

Congratulations to this year's Canadian Journal of Statistics Award winners:

  • Evan Sidrow (PhD student, UBC Statistics)
  • Nancy Heckman (Professor Emeritus, UBC Statistics)
  • Marie Auger-Méthé (Associate Professor, UBC Statistics and Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries)
  • Sarah M. E. Fortune (Former Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Marine Mammal Research Unit)
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2022-2023 Data Science Award Winner Kaitlin Sullivan

Kaitlin Sullivan has been in the Cembrowski lab in Neuroscience since April 2019, starting in the MSc program and now in the fourth year of a PhD program. She has 3 publications as first author amongst 5 publications.

Kaitlin has worked extensively with a technique known as multiplexed fluorescent in situ hybridization (mFISH) to register, segment, quantify images of brain tissues. She has included linear and nonlinear dimensionality reduction, clustering, cross-modal data...

Marshall Prize 2022-2023 winner Evan Sidrow

Evan Sidrow has made important contributions in the development of statistical methodology involving complex hidden Markov models and applications to the analysis of animal movement. His PhD co-supervisors are Marie Auger-Methe and Nancy Heckman. Evan has been involved in Animal Movement Reading Group and the Statistical Ecology Research Group.

Some of the research involves using stochastic algorithms for complex likelihoods. Evan has worked extremely independently, and has skills in...

ASDa Webinar Series on Data Analysis

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Applied Statistics and Data Science Group at UBC Statistics is pleased to announce the launch of the webinar series on Data analysis: Practical application of Linear Mixed Effects Models.

Sign up for the webinar series to learn how to apply linear mixed effects models to appropriately answer your research questions, happening soon on Tuesday/...

Professor Lang Wu appointed as Associate Director representing Alberta/BC/Yukon

Congratulations to our Professor Lang Wu on his role as the Associate Director representing Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). As an Associate Director, Lang will provide feedback on all aspects of CANSSI operations, help steer CANSSI developments, and adjudicate the smaller budget programs as well as the CANSSI...

Call for nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science for Academic Year 2022-23

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...

Free Statistical Consultation: 2022/23

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 450/550, SOS and STAT 551 as follows:

  • STAT 450/550: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 450 mentored by faculty; accepting projects for term 2 2022-23 from now until Dec 15
  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students): year-round, UBC-V graduate students only, via a team of a senior Statistical consultant and a Statistics graduate...

Professor Jiahua Chen elected as fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada

UBC Statistics Professor Jiahua Chen has been named a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest academic honour. Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, and The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. It recognizes excellence, advises the government and the larger society, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and...

Professor Daniel J. McDonald’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 Daniel J. McDonald is one of the speakers in the series!

To join...

Welcoming our three new faculty members

UBC Statistics announces the appointment of three new tenured/tenure track faculty – Lucy Gao, Joel Östblom, and Geoff Pleiss.

Lucy began an Assistant Professor position with us on July 1, 2022.

Joel joined us on August 23, 2022 in an Assistant Professor of Teaching position with a primary focus on the Master of Data Science (MDS) program.

And Geoff will begin his role as an Assistant Professor in the...