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  • 2023 CESU Project Awards presented to individuals and projects.  This includes National Resource Inventory (NRI).

    Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units National Network (CESU) presented the 2023 CESU Project Award to individuals and projects, including the National Resources Inventory. 

    Recipients include Steven Roberts, NRI Program Manger at ISU CSSM and recognizes the efforts of all NRCS, CSSM staff, faculty and graduate students for their hard work and dedication.

  • CSSM RA, Guoliang Ma, wins 2022 ASA Business and Economics Statistics Section Student Paper Award

    Congratulations to Guoliang Ma on winning the 2022 ASA Business and Economics Statistics Section Student Paper Award. Guoliang's paper is titled, "Conditional Return Distribution: Quantile Regression with Machine Learning."

    The award-winning students will present their papers at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in a Topic-Contributed session, Winners: Business and Economic Statistics Student Paper Awards, sponsored by the B&E Section. The students will also receive a cash award.

    Congratulations to Guoliang on an exceptional submission.

  • Sarah Nusser honored at Retirement Party, after more than 3 decades at Iowa State

    On Monday, May 2nd the Department of Statistics gathered at Reiman Gardens to honor Sarah Nusser who retired in 2021 after more than three decades at Iowa State. Following her obtainment of both bachelor's and master's degrees in botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and North Carolina State University, Sarah earned MS and Ph.D. degrees in statistics at ISU. She joined the Department of Statistics as an assistant professor in 1992. By 2003, Nusser was promoted to full professor and named Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She served as Director of the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM) for many years and played a major role in making CSSM the strong unit it is today.

  • Sarah Nusser named 2021 AAAS Fellow

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Sarah Nusser, professor emerita in the Department of Statistics, as a member of the 2021 class of 564 new AAAS Fellows. Those chosen as fellows are recognized "because of their efforts to advance science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished,” the association announced today. 

    Sarah Nusser, former vice president for research and professor emerita of statistics was chosen, “For leadership in survey statistics, efforts to improve the reusability and impact of publicly accessible research data, and administrative leadership of research activities.”

  • CSSM RA, Dae Gyu Jang, wins ASA GSS/SRMS/SSS Student Paper Competition

    Congratulations to Dae Gyu Jang for being selected as one of the winners of the ASA GSS/SRMS/SSS Student Paper Competition! Dae Gyu will receive a $1000 award and was invited to present his research on A-Optimal Split Questionnaire Designs at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

    Congratulations Dae Gyu!

  • Professor Jae-Kwang Kim publishes second edition of book, "Statistical Methods for Handling Incomplete Data"

    Jae-Kwang Kim, LAS Dean's Professor in the Department of Statistics, published the second edition of his book, "Statistical Methods for Handling Incomplete Data." Pictured to the right is Professor Kim with LAS Dean Beatte Schmittman receiving his LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research in Statistics.

    Due to recent theoretical findings and advances in statistical computing, there has been a rapid development of techniques and applications in the area of missing data analysis. Statistical Methods for Handling Incomplete Data covers the most up-to-date statistical theories and computational methods for analyzing incomplete data.



  • Distinguished Professor, Dr. Wayne Fuller, received the 2021 American Statistical Association (ASA) Mentoring Award.

    The ASA Mentoring Award is given each year to a member who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in developing the careers of statistics students, statisticians, or statistical researchers early in their careers. The award honors those people recognized by their colleagues for their sustained efforts over a long period supporting the work and developing the careers of statisticians. Dr. Fuller was chosen for his outstanding mentorship over a number of years. 

     Congratulations to Dr. Fuller on this wonderful achievement. 

  • Jae-Kwang Kim receives LAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

    The award is presented to faculty members for outstanding career achievements in research and/or creative activity. To be eligible, candidates had to exhibit independent academic careers of more than 13 years and to have been employed by ISU for a minimum of five years. Kim was chosen for his outstanding achievements and the impact his work has had on the field of Statistics. 

    The Department of Statistics extends its congratulations to Dr. Kim on this incredible achievement. 

  • AAU designates Sarah Nusser a senior fellow

    The Association of American Universities has selected Professor and former Vice President for Research Sarah Nusser to serve as a senior research fellow to support its work to accelerate public access to research data. Nusser currently is a Visiting Professor in the social and decision analytics division of the University of Virginia's Biocomplexity Institute. She is chair of The National Academies' board on research data and information.

    The Association of American Universities is composed of 65 research universities.  According to AAU, "AAU member universities collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education, and strengthen the contributions of leading research universities to American society."

  • Jae-Kwang Kim elected as President-Elect for the Korean International Statistical Society for 2021

    Congratulations to LAS Dean's Professor Jae-Kwang Kim for being elected as President-Elect for the Korean International Statistical Society (KISS).  He will spend the first two years as President-Elect, the second two years as President, and the third two years as Past President.  During his six-year term, he will serve as a member of the Board of Directors and help lead the work of KISS.

  • Matt Stuart

    CSSM RA Matt Stuart wins ASA 2021 Student Paper Award

    Congratulations to graduate student Matt Stuart who won an American Statistical Association Student Paper Award from the Business and Economics Statistics Section.  Matt's award-winning draft is titled "Estimation of Asset Models with Stochastic Volatility and Asymmetric Laplacian Jumps and its Application to Cryptocurrency."

  • Dr. Wayne Fuller

    CSSM's own Dr. Wayne Fuller, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University, was recently named one of Clarivate's 2020 Citation Laureate for Economics.

  • Members of the winning team.

    CSSM Graduate Student on winning team at Data Mining competition

    CSSM graduate student Yueying Wang is a member of the ISU Statistics and IMSE team which won the 20th annual Data Mining Cup. They beat nearly 150 teams from 114 universities in 28 countries to bringing home the top prize.

  • CSSM graduate student, Xiaofei Zhang has received the Survey Research Methods Section (SRMS) student travel award to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2019 in Denver, Colorado. 

  • CSSM graduate student, Xiaodan Lyu received a student travel award to attend the 2019 International Total Survey Error Workshop held in Italy in June 2019.

  • Zhengyuan Zhu and Wendy Wintersteen

     Four faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) have been honored with an LAS Dean’s Professorship, one of the college’s newest and most prestigious opportunities to recognize faculty excellence.

    Zhengyuan Zhu, professor of statistics and director of the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology.

    “The Dean’s Professorship award gives me more freedom and resources to pursue high-risk, high-reward research — which has large potential impact,” said Zhu.

    The professorships are the result of Transforming LAS, an endowment fund created when two generous donors gifted proceeds from the sale of a company to the college. Honorees will be recognized during a formal ceremony at a later date.

  • Eric Henely accepts an award.

    LAS Awards were presented at the Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on September 12 in the Memorial Union.

    P&S Outstanding New Professional Award
    Eric Henely, systems analyst in the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology

  • AMES, Iowa – Sugam Sharma remembers as a child listening to his parents talk about hunger. While his family always had enough to eat, hunger was prevalent and something he regularly witnessed growing up and as a young adult in India.

    “It is really heart wrenching to witness a mother in shabby and torn clothes, holding her baby, come to you and ask for help because her baby hasn’t had anything to eat,” Sharma said. “This I have witnessed often in my life.”

  • Congratulations to Richard Dorsch and Zhengyuan Zhu.

  • Hejian Sang receives scholarship for excellent academic records and contributions to survey statistics.


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