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Placing neighborhoods in focus

SMU News Researchers combined street-level investigations with SMU’s supercomputer power to reveal infrastructure deserts. Their study lays the groundwork for improving neighborhoods. Residents of a neglected corner of southeast Dallas daily navigate crumbling sidewalks, pothole-riddled streets and neglected intersections. Few trees shade their streets, and the lack of access to basic services like internet, health […]

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SMU students take first prize in International Statistical Institute competition

SMU News Originally Posted: July 24, 2021 From May 2020 through July 2021, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) launched the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science to commemorate the 200thanniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. As part of this year’s celebration, the ISI created its Florence Nightingale Prize for Data Visualization to honor […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Dr. Dovalee Dorsett

Aug. 7, 1933 – Dec. 12, 2019 Dr. Dovalee Dorsett passed away December 12, 2019. After marriage and kids, she returned to school and obtained a PhD from SMU Statistics Department in 1982.  She was Director of the Statistical Consulting Center in the Department until 1986 and in 1987 moved on to teach at Baylor from […]

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Advertisement/Position Announcement: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Rank/Title Assistant Professor (tenure-track)   (Position Number     00006034) Statistical Science.   Position # 00006034  The Department of Statistical Science at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must hold a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related discipline at the time of the appointment. Evidence of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate […]

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In Memorium: Ke Wang

Ke Wang (1978 – 2019) was a native of mainland China. Ke received his Ph.D. in  2012 from the Department of Statistical Science at SMU under the direction of Profession Sherry Wang. His dissertation work, titled “Estimating Cumulative Distribution Functions from JPS Data with Empty Strata and Analyzing High-Throughput Data via Hierarchical Bayesian Spatial Modeling”, […]

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Claims data will power new research initiative developing predictive models to fight opioid crisis

Healthcare Business Originally Posted: July 11, 2019 By Bill Lucia Today, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than a car accident, according to the National Safety Council. And as the opioid crisis continues to ravage the U.S., it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that it is a global […]