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  • Cliff Spiegelman Honored as Sigma Xi Outstanding Science Communicator

    Congratulations to Texas A&M statistician Cliff Spiegelman, who has been recognized by the Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Xi with one of its primary annual awards celebrating scientific excellence and advancement — the 2019 Outstanding Science Communicator Award.
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  • Stats Experts Plead: Just Say No to P-Hacking

    Texas A&M statistician Valen Johnson is one of about 40 contributing authors featured in The American Statistician special issue on p-values and statistical significance, along with a related Nature March 28 edition Correspondence. While he acknowledges raising standards would make it harder for researchers to publish, Johnson tells Undark magazine he sees potential for more discoveries and better science as researchers gain confidence in previous work and spend less time replicating studies.
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  • Ten Years Later: The Lasting Impact of the 2009 NAS Report

    February marked the 10th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences landmark report that established a blueprint for forensic science research. Texas A&M statistician and forensics expert Cliff Spiegelman weighs in on its lasting impact in an Innocence Project blog and the broader big-data effects with Fast Company.
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  • Texas A&M Mathematics and Statistics Fair Set for February 23 in Blocker

    Texas A&M is gearing up to host hundreds of students and their families Saturday, Feb. 23, in the John R. Blocker Building for some free math and stat-inspired fun as part of the 16th annual Texas A&M Mathematics and Statistics Fair.
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  • Statistician Jianhua Huang Named Associate Director of Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

    Jianhua Huang, a respected researcher and educator in statistical machine learning, computational statistics and statistical methods for big data sets, has been appointed as associate director of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science.
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  • Derya Akleman Named Texas A&M Science Assistant Dean for Diversity and College Climate

    Texas A&M statistician Derya Akleman will work closely with each of the college's five departments and across the university in her new administrative role as assistant dean for diversity and college climate in the College of Science.
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  • I Am Texas A&M Science

    Even for the most seasoned academic, career inspiration starts somewhere, and it all begins with a story. Here's one in our I Am Texas A&M Science series from Texas A&M statistician Irina Gaynanova, who, despite not exactly loving her academic field as an undergraduate, grew to appreciate working with data enough to make a career out of developing statistical methodology for high dimensional data problems.
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  • Texas A&M Statistician Huiyan Sang Earns Early Investigator Award

    Texas A&M statistician Huiyan Sang has been selected to receive the American Statistical Association's 2018 ENVR Early Investigator Award, presented by the ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) in honor of her outstanding contributions to spatial and environmental statistics.
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  • Jianhua Huang Named Acting Head of Texas A&M Statistics

    Jianhua Huang, a respected researcher and educator in statistical machine learning, computational statistics and statistical methods for big data sets, has been appointed as acting head of the Texas A&M Department of Statistics.
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  • Statistician Valen Johnson Named Interim Dean of Science

    Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor and Head of Statistics Dr. Valen E. Johnson has been appointed as Interim Dean of the Texas A&M College of Science, effective July 1.
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