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Statistics faculty Rob Gould debates on NISS panel the importance of K-12 statistics and data science education

This debate happened on May 19, 2021. More details as well as a recording of it are available at this link.

In Memoriam: Professor Janice Reiff, a joint faculty member in our department and in History, died unexpectedly on May 4, 2021

In Memoriam: Professor Janice Reiff, a joint faculty member in our department and in History, died unexpectedly on May 4, 2021. She was active across UCLA, widely known, and will be deeply missed. More details about her are available here.

Congratulations to Professor Jingyi Jessica Li who received the MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35 Award”!

Professor Jingyi Jessica Li has received the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Award. The award cites her outstanding contributions for improving the scientificity and transparency of data analysis, including the Central Dogma. The Central Dogma refers to the process of DNA making mRNAs and mRNAs making proteins, one of the most fundamental principles in modern biological sciences. More details are available here.

The MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 is an annual list that recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Internet.

Recognition by MIT Technology Review gives these young people a platform to present themselves and their achievements to industry leaders, academic experts, and the global public. Each year, brilliant men and women are recognized for their advancements in diverse technical fields including biotechnology and medicine, computer and electronics hardware, software, internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and materials, energy, and transportation.

Congratulations to Professor Jingyi Jessica Li for winning this prestigious award!