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Master of Applied Statistics Program Accepting Applications for 2017

The Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) program was created in response to the increasingly high demand from students seeking a terminal master’s degree in data science and quantitative analytics.

The MAS program will prepare students for work in industry through an emphasis on statistical methods commonly used in applications. The MAS will cater primarily to working professionals and is open to international students. Courses for the new program will be offered in the evening, so that professionals can continue working while completing their degrees. The degree will require a thesis project that will involve working closely with an industry partner and a faculty member to solve a real scientific or business problem. The Department has various business, industry and government partners to provide internships, thesis topics, and job prospects for graduating students.

Applications are now accepted for students wishing to begin the program in the Fall of 2017.

For full details please visit the new MAS website.

The Journal of Statistical Software has published a Festschrift for Jan de Leeuw

The 73rd volume of the Journal of Statistical Software is a Festschrift for Jan de Leeuw and a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the journal. See it at: https://www.jstatsoft.org/issue/view/v073

Professor Song-Chun Zhu and Collaborators Use NewsScape Video Archive to Analyze Social and Political Communications

UCLA Statistics and Communication Studies professors are working on statistically analysing thousands of hours of news clips to better understand the nature of human communication. The project is a collaboration among social and political scientists, statisticians, linguists and computer scientists.

One product has been the Viz 2016 website that focuses on understanding the news streams from the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

More details are available in this Daily Bruin article.

UCLA Statistics/Communication Studies Joint Faculty Search

Open-ranked faculty position (tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate/Full Professor) split in the Department of Statistics (50%) and Department of Communication Studies (50%) at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting-edge development of the intersection between machine learning and large datasets of multimodal human communication in social and mass media. We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to UCLA’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. in Statistics, Communications, or a related field is required by date of anticipated appointment of July 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to Tracking Job #JPF02653 on all correspondence.

Reviews for the position will commence on January 2, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02653

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Applicants should submit:

1) Curriculum vitae
2) Cover letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Two representative publications (or preprints)
4) Statement of research
5) Statement of teaching
6) Three-four letters of recommendation (or for especially distinguished figures, a list of 3-4 individuals who can serve as a reference)

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.

UCLA Statistics/Mathematics Joint Faculty Search

Open-ranked faculty position (tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate/Full Professor) split in the Department of Statistics (50%) and Department of Mathematics (50%) at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of machine learning, big data or data science. We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to UCLA’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field is required by date of anticipated appointment of July 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to Tracking Job #JPF02623 on all correspondence.

Reviews for the position will commence on January 2, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02623

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Two representative publications (or preprints)
4) Statement of research
5) Statement of teaching
6) Four letters of recommendation

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.