Lynn Stokes, Statistics, helping the U.S. Department of Commerce count red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: December 29, 2017 SMU STATISTICIAN AIDS IN RED FISH ABUNDANCE STUDY An SMU statistician is part of a research team assembled by the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct an independent abundance assessment of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, a vital member of the gulf’s fisheries. Lynne Stokes Lynne Stokes is taking part of the expert team of government and university scientists who will determine how abundant the fish is in the gulf. “Red snapper have great economic value to all the gulf states,” Stokes said. “Maintaining the health of the species is vitally important, so it’s necessary to ensure species are fished at the right level.” Stokes is an expert in surveys, polls, and sampling, and SMU said [...]

By | 2018-01-03T11:24:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Lynn Stokes, Statistics, helping the U.S. Department of Commerce count red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

SMU Forum Originally Posted: December 15, 2017 Twenty-five SMU faculty members have received 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Fellowships, funded by income from a portion of Taylor’s estate, award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. Any full-time faculty member is eligible to apply for the Fellowships, which support research, “advancing the intellectual, social or religious life of Texas and the nation.” Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project, clarity of the proposal, professional development of the applicant, value of the project to the community or nation and the project’s sensitivity to value questions [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:03:21+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Physics, Psychology, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on 12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

Lynn Stokes, Statistics, selected as part of scientific team conducting independent abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Originally Posted: November 17, 2017 A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. “American communities across the Gulf of Mexico depend on their access to, as well as the long term sustainability of, red snapper,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I look forward to the insights this project will provide as we study and manage this valuable resource.” The research team, made up of 21 scientists from 12 institutions of higher learning, a state agency and a federal agency, was awarded $9.5 million in federal funds for [...]

By | 2017-11-20T08:26:21+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Lynn Stokes, Statistics, selected as part of scientific team conducting independent abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

The Department of Statistical Science announces Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar Series

The Department of Statistical Science at SMU is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert M. Bell will be our second Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar. Robert Bell received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. He spent about twenty years at RAND doing public policy analysis before moving on to the Statistics Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research. A few years ago he left Bell Labs for Google, from which he retired last spring. In 2009, he was a member of the team that won the $1 million Netflix Prize for building the most accurate algorithm for predicting Netflix customer movie ratings. He has served on the Fellows Committee of the American Statistical Association, the board of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, the Committee on National [...]

By | 2017-10-09T10:50:23+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Statistical Science|Comments Off on The Department of Statistical Science announces Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar Series

SMU statistics Ph.D. student Yu Lan wins prestigious Thomas Chalmers Award for new method of statistical analysis

SMU News Originally Posted: June 22, 2017 SMU statistics Ph.D. student Yu Lan received the Dr. Thomas Chalmers Award May 9 in Liverpool, England, for a paper he wrote on a new, money-saving method for predicting clinical trial outcomes. Yu Lan (left) and Prof. Daniel Heitjan Lan, a student of SMU biostatistics program director Professor Daniel Heitjan, took a fresh look at data from the International Chronic Granulomatous Disease Study to develop his method of predicting clinical trial outcomes on the fly. In clinical trials, it is common to conduct one or more interim analyses of the accumulating data, typically upon occurrence of pre-specified numbers of events such as heart attacks, strokes, hospitalizations or deaths.  Traditionally researchers predict the timing of these events before launching [...]

By | 2017-06-22T09:19:44+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on SMU statistics Ph.D. student Yu Lan wins prestigious Thomas Chalmers Award for new method of statistical analysis

Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2017 Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Thomas E. Barry, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Cox School of Business, 1970-2017 • Janis Bergman-Carton, Professor Emerita of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, 1991-2017 • Edward Biehl, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1962-2017 • Gordon Birrell, Professor Emeritus of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1974-2017 • Dolores M. Etter, Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, 2008-2016 • Richard F. Gunst, Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1971-2017 • C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1992-2017 • Debora Hunter, Professor Emerita of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, [...]

By | 2017-06-15T09:40:41+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, English, History, Philosophy, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

Write, Edit, Repeat!

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: March 20, 2017 Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Kobylka and the students in his Honors Program class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are spending six days in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., doing research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices. Each student has developed a unique research topic, question, and design, and will use the justices’ papers to find evidence to help answer the question and write a culminating original research paper. An update from Greg G., a sophomore majoring in statistical sciences, and minoring in computer science and history: For all of us on the trip, our ability to easily sift out information that’s unlikely to help us and picking out useful quotes, memos, and snippets [...]

Event: March 8, Introduction to Shared-Memory Parallel Programming

Event Date: March 8, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc    

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Save the Date: Introduction to Parallel Programming on ManeFrame

Event Date: February 15, 2017 Location: Caruth Hall 314 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM The Scientific Computation (CSC) spring workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization usage. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Introduction to Research Computing” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/csc Contact: Robert Kalescky, rkalescky@smu.edu, 214-768-3070

By | 2017-01-30T08:05:53+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Graduate News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Save the Date: Introduction to Parallel Programming on ManeFrame

Event 12/8: Statistics Tutorial: A Minimum Distance Approach

Event Date: 12/8/16 Location: The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. with refreshments Join Dr. Cornelis Potgieter (Statistics) for a tutorial providing an overview of some of the tools often used in statistical analysis. These tools include methods of parameter estimation and statistical inference, methods which can often be formulated using a minimum distance framework. The notions of parametric and nonparametric statistics will be introduced and discussed in the context of this minimum distance framework. Several examples to illustrate the methods will be discussed. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events  

By | 2016-11-30T09:29:08+00:00 November 30th, 2016|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event 12/8: Statistics Tutorial: A Minimum Distance Approach
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