Welcome to the News and Events page for the Department of Statistics.
EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship award for Heather Turner
An EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Heather Turner in which she will establish the role of Research Software Engineers in creating more sustainable and inclusive large-scale software projects. The RSE project will foster the next generation of R project developers, creating a more sustainable and inclusive base for the future. Further details here (link to https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/research_software_engineers)
Congratulations to Stefan Stein for winning a IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award and a Honorable Mention in ASA's SLDS Student Paper Award competition
Stefan Stein has recently been selected to receive an Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award. This award will cover travel expenses up to 750USD to enable Stefan to attend any IMS co-sponsored meeting.
We are also glad to share that Stefan's paper "A Sparse Beta Model with Covariates for Networks" has won an Honorable Mention in the Student Paper Award competition organised by the Statistical Learning and Data Science section (SLDS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Stefan's entry was selected out of 69 papers.
MORSE student has been selected to represent United Nations Women UK
Dhruv Kulshreshtha, a first year MORSE student, has been selected to represent UN Women UK as a delegate to the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, taking place in March 2021. The UNCSW that is typically held in the United Nations Headquarters in New York will be a fully digital conference this year because of the covid-19 pandemic.
Through his participation in the CSW, Dhruv aims to promote the need for more men to actively participate in gender equality movements pertaining to domestic violence, harassment, and discrimination against women. As a member of the #heforshe campaign, he also hopes to learn about, and contribute to, the main theme of CSW21: "Women in Public Life - Equal Participation in Decision Making."