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UCLA Department of Statistics Presents

UCLA Department of Statistics Seminar Series

Mon, 4/27/2015, 3:30 PM—5:00 PM
3656 Geology Bldg.

Various Faculty Members

Department of Statistics
UCLA

Five Minute Talks

Various UCLA Statistics department faculty will give 5 minute talks about their research. The main purpose of these talks is to assist graduate students with their choice of advisers. Also, it is to inform other faculty colleagues of their current research.

UCLA Department of Statistics Presents

UCLA Department of Statistics Seminar Series

Tue, 4/28/2015, 2:00 PM—3:00 PM
2258A Franz Hall

Dr. Wing H. Wong

Department of Statistics
Stanford University

Statistics and Sequencing Technology

In this talk we will discuss the role of statistics in the “primary” and “secondary” analysis of DNA sequencing data. By these we mean the process of turning the raw signal of the sequencing instrument to sequence reads, and the process of aligning and assembling the reads to detect variations from the reference genome. We will see that statistical ideas have been pivotal in every step in the development of successful analysis methodologies. After presenting examples from previous and current generations of sequencing technologies, we will briefly examine some new statistical challenges posted by emerging (third generation) sequencing technologies.

UCLA Statistics Faculty Search

Open-ranked faculty position (tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate/Full Professor) in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of theoretical statistics, general statistical methodology, computational statistics and big data. 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 or a related field is required by date of anticipated appointment of July 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to Tracking Job #JPF00450 on all correspondence.

Reviews for the position will commence on Nov 15, 2014 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00450

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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) Three letters of recommendation

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

UCLA Statistics/Social Sciences Faculty Search

Open-ranked tenured and tenure track position, joint in the Department of Statistics and a department or departments in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek a faculty member contributing at the cutting edge to the development of statistical methodology relevant to the social sciences. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Duties include new course development, teaching, and methodological and collaborative research. Ph.D. required by date of anticipated appointment of July 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to job number JPF00372 on all correspondence.

Reviews for the position begin October 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00372

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Three letters of recommendation

For more information on the departments in the Division of Social Sciences, see www.sscnet.ucla.edu.

All inquiries may be sent to Professor Mark Handcock at css@stat.ucla.edu.

Two of Our Faculty Named as Fellows of the American Statistical Association

Congratulations to both Peter Bentler (Distinguished Professor) and Catherine Sugar (Associate Professor in Biostatistics) who have both been named as Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). The decision to grant this honor to an ASA member is based on the member’s contribution to the field of statistics, the ASA and society at large. Only about one-third of one percent of the ASA membership receive this honor each year.

Alumnus and Former Adjunct Assistant Professor, Amy Braverman, Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

Amy Braverman discusses the need for new methodologies to optimally utilize big data:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/its-a-whole-new-data-game-for-business-1423540848

Summer Session 2015 Classes Announced

Please enroll in classes now before they fill up!

UCLA Ranked #4 in U.S. News and World Reports’ “Best Global Universities for Mathematics” Rankings (subjects include pure and applied mathematics, statistics and probability)

Details are available at: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/mathematics

UCLA Statistics Gives Back to the Community

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On Saturday, October 4 about 30 of our undergrads, grads, faculty and staff volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for our 2nd annual UCLA Statistics volunteer day. We teamed with several local high schools and colleges to move, sort, box, pack and count about 77,000 pounds of fruit. It was a fun and fulfilling event for all involved.