Current News

Our department’s graduates will be participating in 3 different commencement ceremonies in June 2023!

The ceremonies are listed below:

  1. 2023 Department of Statistics & Data Science Commencement Ceremony
  2. 2023 College of Letters & Science Commencement Ceremonies
  3. 2023 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Professor Jessica Li received the Overton Prize from the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB)

The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton in 2000. The annual prize is considered the highest honor for a computational biology scientist in the early to mid-career stage (up to a decade post-degree or equivalent experience), who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology. More information about the award can be found at

Congratulations to Jessica for winning another prestigious award!

Dr. Jiashen You Named New Chief Data Officer for EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) named Dr. Jiashen You as the agency’s new Chief Data Officer and head of its Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) on 04/10/2023:

Dr. You’s duties will include ensuring that enterprise data are available, reliable, consistent, accessible, secure and timely to support the mission and activities of the federal agency. In addition, the chief data officer chairs the EEOC Data Governance Board and manages the open government data effort, such as how the EEOC creates and makes available public data products.

Dr. You received his Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA in 2012.   Congratulations to Dr. You for this distinguished achievement!