Department of Statistics - George Mason University

Our department has expertise in many cutting-edge areas of statistical research. Three particular emphases are biostatistics, the application of statistics to medical research; biometric identification; and computational statistics, including visualization and data mining. In addition to our masters and doctoral programs in Statistical Science, we jointly offer an M.S. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with the College of Health and Human Services and dual M.S. degree programs in Statistical Science and Operations Research and in Statistical Science and Mathematics. We also have two prestigious graduate certificates (Biostatistics and Federal Statistics) that are designed for working professionals to expand their expertise in statistics. We offer a limited number of competitive research and teaching assistantships for full-time graduate studies. Part-time graduate students will find our campus quite convenient, as we offer all graduate courses one night per week after 4:30 p.m., and a free CUE bus is available from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU metro station. The Department currently has 14 regular faculty, 25 supported graduate students, over 50 M.S. students, and about 20 Ph.D. students. We are excited about the future direction of the Department, our graduate programs, and our faculty’s sponsored research. If you are a student, we invite you to consider applying here!

It's always great to get a mention in Amstat News. This time they were recognizing the formation of our local chapter of...
04/11/2019
Statistics Honor Society Formed at George Mason

It's always great to get a mention in Amstat News. This time they were recognizing the formation of our local chapter of Mu Sigma Rho, the US National Statistics Honor Society.

To quote our faculty representative for the chapter, Dr. Ilhan Izmirli, "We consider it a privilege to be a chapter of such a selective and exclusive academic society and a resounding testament to our industrious students and dedicated faculty members. We intend to work as vigorously as we can to make our chapter a truly exemplary one."

A local chapter of the US national statistics honor society, Mu Sigma Rho (ΜΣΡ), was recently formed at the Department of Statistics at George Mason University.

Our students making it into the news at Mason again! This time we've got a great profile of four of our senior statistic...
10/11/2018
First Mason Engineering statistics seniors share common denominators | Volgenau School of Engineering

Our students making it into the news at Mason again! This time we've got a great profile of four of our senior statistics majors, talking about why they chose statistics and how it will help them achieve their diverse career goals

First Mason Engineering statistics seniors share common denominators October 3, 2018   /   by Nanci Hellmich See All News “The more statistics classes I took, the more interested I became. There is so much more to it than just finding the ‘P’ value. I like problem-solving.” — Dillon Weie...

Here's a great profile from George Mason News of our Data Analysis minor and president of the ASA student chapter talkin...
09/25/2018
For Mason senior, big data is a big deal | George Mason

Here's a great profile from George Mason News of our Data Analysis minor and president of the ASA student chapter talking about applications of big data and how working with our Dr. David Holmes "solidified his enthusiasm" for statistics.

With 34,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars.

In case you missed it, here is a link to the article published in George Mason's _Mason Spirit_ magazine about our depar...
09/21/2018
Statistics Chairman William Rosenberger wants to improve the odds of successful clinical trials | Volgenau School of Engineering

In case you missed it, here is a link to the article published in George Mason's _Mason Spirit_ magazine about our department chair, Dr. Rosenberger, and his work on clinical trials.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Statistics Chairman William Rosenberger wants to improve the odds of successful clinical trials August 13, 2018   /   by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Mason team receives NSF grant designed to increase numbers of women and minorities in STEM fields September 19, 2018 Mason scient...

The American Statistical Association (ASA)'s yearly undergraduate statistics competition is not one to miss. It has cate...
09/18/2018
Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition and Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference | Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition

The American Statistical Association (ASA)'s yearly undergraduate statistics competition is not one to miss. It has categories open to undergraduate statistics students at all skill levels, and cash prizes are awarded to winners!

Additionally, they hold a *free* online conference providing information about careers and graduate studies in statistics as well as showing students presenting their work.

There are two submission deadlines. The first—for class and research projects happening in summer/fall 2019—is Friday, December 21. The second deadline of Friday, June 28, 2019, is for winter/spring courses and projects and year-long projects. Winners will be announced within 2–3 months of the submission deadlines.

The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) and the American Statistical Association are happy to announce the 2018-19 undergraduate statistics project competition (USPROC). The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data analysis skills, to enhance...

If you haven't already stopped by the Volgenau Ice Cream Social this afternoon, Dr. Ilhan Izmirli and student Evan Cyphe...
09/05/2018

If you haven't already stopped by the Volgenau Ice Cream Social this afternoon, Dr. Ilhan Izmirli and student Evan Cypher are representing our American Statistical Society Student Chapter. If you're a VSE student, you can still get free ice cream and learn about student clubs for the next 30 minutes!

For our final post of the first week of fall semester, we'll look back at when we joined with the ASA student chapter an...
08/31/2018

For our final post of the first week of fall semester, we'll look back at when we joined with the ASA student chapter and their faculty advisor, our professor Dr. Ilhan Izmirli, to represent the field of statistics during the Volgenau School of Engineering's yearly Engineers Week event.

Evan Cypher, who was the vice president of the ASA student chapter for the spring semester, shared his OSCAR research project where he and Dr. David Holmes did work in stylometry (the statistical analysis of literary style), making it clear for other VSE students just how broad the reach of statistics can be.

Dr. Elizabeth Johnson helped students play the odds with a sweet statistical experiment using Hershey's Kisses as dice. All in all, a fun time was had. Now we are looking forward to the good times this fall semester will hold!

Each spring in DC comes the opportunity to attend the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Last semester, our faculty mem...
08/31/2018

Each spring in DC comes the opportunity to attend the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Last semester, our faculty members Dr. Linda Davis, Dr. David Holmes, and Dr. Elizabeth Johnson represented the Department of Statistics at "SciFest" with information about our department and fun statistical experiments for passersby to try--though unfortunately, they were so busy the whole time that they didn't have a chance to take photographs after the Festival started! Here are a few from before the rush began.

This Wednesday, we'd like to look back on some of our great graduates from the spring semester. The first photo includes...
08/29/2018

This Wednesday, we'd like to look back on some of our great graduates from the spring semester. The first photo includes two of our newest PhD graduates standing with Dr. Guoqing Diao and Dr. William Rosenberger, the chair of our department. The second photo is of some of our graduating masters students.

Today's photos are from our spring awards luncheon honoring our new doctorates in statistical science and presenting awa...
08/28/2018

Today's photos are from our spring awards luncheon honoring our new doctorates in statistical science and presenting awards to select students and a professor.

Those recognized this year include:

New Doctorates in Statistical Science

Chengan Du Advisor: Yunpeng Zhao
Scott Marchese Advisor: Guoqing Diao

Distinguished Service Awards:

Taylor Lewis, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Statistics, GMU

Student Awards

Distinguished Academic Achievement
Master of Science Programs
Michael Collins, M.S. Statistical Science

Chairman’s Award for Excellence
Master of Science Programs
Yuxiong Xie, M.S. Statistical Science

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jirui Wang

Outstanding Graduate Student
Sponsored by the Washington Statistical Society
Yanying Wang

not pictured: Chengan Du, Scott Marchese, Yuxiong Xie. All others featured in photos in the order listed.

To celebrate the first week of classes, each day we will be posting some photo highlights from this summer as well as la...
08/27/2018

To celebrate the first week of classes, each day we will be posting some photo highlights from this summer as well as last semester.

This July, our faculty members Drs. Elizabeth Johnson and David Holmes traveled to Kyoto, Japan to attend and present papers at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics.

Dr. Holmes shared his write-up of their time in Japan, saying that "the conference was truly international with delegates from all over the globe" and that the trip was "an unforgettable experience." Dr. Holmes's talk was on “Cultivating Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Applied Statistics,” and Dr. Johnson spoke on "Developing and Assessing Written Communication Skills in Large Introductory Classes."

08/24/2018

Getting excited for the semester to start next week! We just had our last orientation of the summer last night (hooray for incoming graduate students), and we can't wait to see everyone in the weeks to come.

Exciting to see news of our students' successes from this spring being shared on the website for the American Statistica...
07/11/2018
GMU Students Win Best Data Visualization

Exciting to see news of our students' successes from this spring being shared on the website for the American Statistical Association!

More than 30 students participated in Data Challenge DC, six of which were from GMU. One of GMU’s graduate statistics students was on the team that won for best data visualization.

Excited for the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo this weekend. Professors Dr. Beth Johnson, Dr. Linda Davis, and ...
04/06/2018

Excited for the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo this weekend. Professors Dr. Beth Johnson, Dr. Linda Davis, and Dr. David Holmes will be representing the Statistics Department at the Mason Mega Booth.

"The Nation's Largest Celebration of STEM" sees attendees from elementary aged through high school and provides a great opportunity for the community to get a little hands-on experience with statistics (as well as other STEM fields!). Our professors have some fun statistical experiments in store for anyone who stops by, including one with these fun toy fish!

Been saving this ray of sunshine to share on this first Monday after Spring Break: https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/511291 ...
03/19/2018
Statistics professor finds Lafayette contributed to Thomas Paine’s 'Rights of Man' | Volgenau School of Engineering

Been saving this ray of sunshine to share on this first Monday after Spring Break: https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/511291

The article profiles our own Dr. David Holmes's work statistically analyzing texts from history and literature such as Thomas Paine's _Rights of Man_... plus his progress toward determining the authorship of a contemporary book on how to cheat in cards

03/09/2018

Busy day ahead in the Department of Statistics! In addition to our seminar with speaker Linda Pickle, we are excited to have prospective PhD students on campus today and excited for our current PhD student Scott Marchese's oral defense of his dissertation.

A couple photos from last Friday when we were privileged to hear Tom Louis present. Today we look forward to hearing Yaa...
02/23/2018

A couple photos from last Friday when we were privileged to hear Tom Louis present.

Today we look forward to hearing Yaakov Malinovsky from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maryland as he speaks about group testing procedures.

02/20/2018

Today from 12-2pm we will be in the Atrium in Nguyen Engineering Building for Engineers Week! Some of our students will be presenting on their OSCAR research project on stylometry, and we will have some fun activities complete with *candy* and goodie bags. 📈📊🎉✨

02/15/2018
www.linkedin.com

If you haven't connected with us yet on LinkedIn, now is a great time! We aim for our LinkedIn account to be a useful resource to help our students, alumni, and faculty connect with one another and grow their professional networks. Hope to see you there!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gmu-statistics

A couple images from Dr. Rosenberger's great seminar last week to get you excited for our next seminar tomorrow! We look...
02/15/2018

A couple images from Dr. Rosenberger's great seminar last week to get you excited for our next seminar tomorrow!

We look forward to hearing Thomas A. Louis present his lecture "Transportation without Representation is Travesty" this Friday from 11-12pm in the Johnson Center.

02/09/2018

This Saturday, February 10th, the Department of Statistics will host a 'Best Practices' meeting for high school and college teachers in Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland who teach introductory statistics courses.

Dr. Beth Johnson will facilitate a discussion of Best Practices that individual teachers use in their classrooms. Dr. Linda Davis and Dr. David Holmes will also be in attendance.

DC AP Stats Teachers is scheduled for
When: Saturday, Feb 10th from 10am-12pm
Where: George Mason University
Room: ENGR 1505

02/05/2018

The GMU student chapter of the American Statistical Association will welcome Dr. Scott Keeter, senior survey advisor from the Pew Research Center, tonight as he gives his talk "A Postmortem on Polling in the 2016 and 2017 Elections and a Look Ahead to November 2018" and discusses careers at the Pew Research Center.

Monday February 5th, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Engineering Building (Room 1602). Refreshments will be provided.

As we look forward to our seminar series starting for the semester on Friday, here is a great piece on statistician R. C...
02/05/2018
Statistician sponsors seminars to enrich students’ college experience | Volgenau School of Engineering

As we look forward to our seminar series starting for the semester on Friday, here is a great piece on statistician R. Clifton Bailey who has helped to fund the series

Statistician sponsors seminars to enrich students’ college experience January 30, 2018 / by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Statistician sponsors seminars to enrich students’ college experience January 30, 2018 Computer science major sets new career path after flight traini.....

Department of Statistics - George Mason University's cover photo
02/02/2018

Department of Statistics - George Mason University's cover photo

Our own, Professor Rosenberger, will give his prestigious Armitage lecture on February 9 at GMU on the importance of ran...
02/01/2018
Department of Statistics Chair William Rosenberger will give prestigious Armitage Lecture at Mason | Volgenau School of Engineering

Our own, Professor Rosenberger, will give his prestigious Armitage lecture on February 9 at GMU on the importance of randomization in clinical trials!

Department of Statistics Chair William Rosenberger will give prestigious Armitage Lecture at Mason January 31, 2018 / by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Department of Statistics Chair William Rosenberger will give prestigious Armitage Lecture at Mason January 31, 2018 Statistic.....

12/01/2017
statistics.gmu.edu

Final exams are rapidly approaching, so we have updated our instructor's office hours list on the website.

10/25/2017

The seminar for this Friday, October 27, has been cancelled.

03/27/2017
Seminar Series - Department of Statistics, GMU

The seminars for March 31 and April 7 have been cancelled.

Abbas KhaliliDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics McGill UniversityLocation: Johnson Center - Gold Room ⇒ Abstract

Fortune Magazine has ranked the top graduate degrees for jobs in 2016. A M.S. in Biostatistics is ranked Number 1, and a...
12/14/2016
Best And Worst Graduate Degrees For Jobs in 2016

Fortune Magazine has ranked the top graduate degrees for jobs in 2016. A M.S. in Biostatistics is ranked Number 1, and a M.S. in Statistics is ranked Number 2. Both degrees are offered by the Department of Statistics!

PayScale ran the numbers.

12/04/2016
jobs.gmu.edu -- George Mason University - Department of Statistics Positions

The department is hiring! We are now seeking candidates for Tenure-Track and Term positions. Apply at jobs.gmu.edu using position numbers F109Az (Open Rank Tenure-Track
or Tenured Professorship) and F107Az (Term Assistant Professor).

The George Mason University Department of Statistics (statistics.gmu.edu), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, offers a unique opportunity for professional educators as a Term Assistant Professor of Statistics. The anticipated start date for..

11/29/2016

The seminar for this Friday, Dec. 2 has been cancelled.

09/15/2016

Since there is a a campaign event this Friday on the GMU Campus, the seminar is rescheduled for October 21, 2016. There will not be a statistics seminar this week.

The department is hiring! We are now seeking candidates for a Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor of Statistics ...
04/30/2016
Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor, Statistics

The department is hiring! We are now seeking candidates for a Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor of Statistics position. Apply at jobs.gmu.edu using position number F9969Z.

Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor, Statistics The George Mason University Department of Statistics (www.statistics.gmu.edu/) within the Volgenau School of Engineering offers a unique opportunity to professional educators with one or more Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor position…

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