Death and driving: SMU statistical model predicts the odds tying behavior, other variables to car accidents

SMU News Originally Posted: April 30, 2021 A predictability model built by an SMU research team can calculate the odds that certain variables – such as drunk driving or speeding 20 miles above the limit – will result in a severe car accident. For instance, the statistical model predicts that a 25-year-old man involved in an accident involving two cars will have a 2 percent chance of dying in that accident, if he is driving a 2012 Ford Focus on a dry Dallas road at 2 p.m. That’s if alcohol is not involved, and he is driving 80 mph on highway with a 70-mph speed limit. Yet, the chance that the crash would be fatal for the same driver in the same car at the [...]

By | 2021-05-04T09:11:54-07:00 May 2nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Death and driving: SMU statistical model predicts the odds tying behavior, other variables to car accidents

SMU Giving Day is April 13

SMU Giving Day is April 13. There are over 20 different ways that you can support Dedman College. Check them out by visiting https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college or clicking through the features list below. ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP DEAN’S RESEARCH COUNCIL AT DEDMAN COLLEGE DATAFEST HACKATHON DEDMAN COLLEGE RESEARCH AND ADVANCED STUDIES FUND JEWISH STUDIES DEDMAN COLLEGE CANCER RESEARCH FUND SMU HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM CENTER FOR PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES SMU DEBATE TEAM DEDMAN COLLEGE [...]

Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from her remarkable life story as the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Ford Stadium, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. “Whitney Wolfe Herd may be the youngest commencement speaker we have ever had,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will feel a sense of kinship with her as it has been only ten years since she walked [...]

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Dr. U. Narayan Bhat passed away March 13, 2021

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Dr. U. Narayan Bhat passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  Dr. Bhat served SMU for 38 years, beginning in June 1969 as associate professor, Statistical Science and Operations Research in Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences.  He was promoted to full Professor in 1971 and served as department chair in multiple academic areas.  Dr. Bhat’s administrative roles include associate dean of the School of Engineering, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Acting Dean and Dean ad interim, Dedman College, and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.  He retired in June 2007 as Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science and Operations Research. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Bhat. In lieu of flowers, [...]

By | 2021-03-21T13:42:17-07:00 March 17th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Dr. U. Narayan Bhat passed away March 13, 2021

SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

SMU is hosting its 3rd Annual ASA DataFest from April 9-11, 2021

Teams of undergraduate students from any Texas university with any level of statistical training are welcome to participate. This event will be 100% virtual! Students only need to have access to the Slack app and Zoom. Teams should be composed of 2-5 students. Sign up here or using the QR code in the image below. –We will mail t-shirts (free of cost!) to all non-SMU students. SMU students can pick up their shirts on campus. We are also welcoming volunteers to be judges, mentors, and break-out presenters. These can be faculty members at other institutions, practicing statisticians, or anyone with significant analytical experience. Sign up is here. Volunteers only need access to the Slack app and Zoom. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? CLICK [...]

By | 2021-02-04T08:38:38-08:00 February 4th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Statistical Science|Comments Off on SMU is hosting its 3rd Annual ASA DataFest from April 9-11, 2021

Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 22, 2021 Four Dedman College students will participate in the upcoming "NSF Student Conference on COVID-19 Modelling" January 28-29, 2021. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) student conference website, the event “aims to highlight a broad range of interdisciplinary developments on understanding mechanisms behind COVID-19 dynamics.” Key session topics include COVID Data, Forecasting, and COVID Modelling: Mobility and Mitigation. The conference will showcase research from undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country as well as senior research experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Yale University. SMU is well represented at the conference. Students participating in talks and poster presentations include: Jonathan Lindbloom, a mathematics major, will present a poster entitled: "Bayesian SIR [...]

By | 2021-01-22T06:54:40-08:00 January 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling
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