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Statistics research project conducted by UNR students wins national recognition


UNR math students Omar Kamal (second from right) and Hanao Li (first from right) have won 3rd place in the Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP)  for their research "Predicting Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Mortality".  Their project was supervised by Dr. Mihye Ahn (Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. So Young Ryu (Community Health Sciences).

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Charlie Nazemian wins Gene LeMay Teaching Award


UNR Department of Mathematics and Statistics faculty member Charlie Nazemian is the recipient of the 2019 Gene LeMay Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Science.

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UNR math major admitted to Summer Institute at Univ. of Michigan


Franklin Fuchs, UNR mathematics major with statistics specialization, has been admitted to attend the Big Data Summer Institute at the University of Michigan with stipend support.  Franklin is mentored by Prof. Anna Panorska.

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UNR math major wins Nevada Undergraduate Research Award


Zach Kellar, UNR mathematics major with statistics specialization, has received a Nevada Undergraduate Research Award!  He is working on baseball statistics.  Zach is mentored by Anna Panorska (Mathematics and Statistics) and Brandon Lee Koch (Community Health Sciences).

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Dr. Schmidt wins Distinguished Faculty Award


Professor Deena Schmidt wins the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from the UNR Honors Program. Congratulations to Deena!

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UNR math grad student selected for Disney internship


UNR Department of Mathematics and Statistics graduate student Zoe Haskell has been selected for a competitive internship with the Walt Disney DTCI Data Science team during the Summer of 2019.

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UNR math teaching assistant wins GSA teaching award for 2019


Ilaria Vinci, a Teaching Assistant for the UNR Mathematics and Statistics Department has won a Graduate Student Association teaching award for 2019.  Ilaria is a PhD student in the Statistics and Data Science program.  Her advisor is Prof. Anna Panorska.

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UNR math majors accepted to summer program at the Fields Institute


Daniel Mallory and John Grifall-Sabo have been accepted with full funding support to attend a summer school program in July 2019 at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto. Both students are doing their honors senior thesis projects with UNR Mathematics and Statistics Department faculty member Dr. Chris Rogers.

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UNR math major receives Spring 2019 Westfall scholar award


Kyle Murray, a math major at UNR, has been designated a Westfall Scholar for Spring 2019. Kyle is mentored by UNR Mathematics and Statistics Department faculty member Dr. Grant Schissler.

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Department welcomes new faculty in Spring 2019


The Mathematics & Statistics Department at UNR welcomes four new colleagues in Spring 2019: Dr. Colin Grudzien (Assistant Professor), Dr. Frank Amankonah (Lecturer), Dr. Claudia Castro-Castro (postdoc), and Dr. Pan Shun Lau (postdoc). 

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Dr. Chen awarded NSF grant


Dr. Yinghan Chen has been awarded an NSF grant as Principal Investigator. The grant is from the METHOD, MEASURE & STATS program in the Division of Social and Economic Science of the NSF. This grant will fund research on statistical methods known as cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs).

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Dr. Hurtado awarded seed grant


Dr. Paul Hurtado has been awarded a seed grant from the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN) of the Social Science Research Council and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2018.  This grant is in association with his research on “Incorporating More Flexible Delay Distributions Into Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) Models”.