Outreach and Engagement
The Department of Statistics is an active community that engages students and lifetime learners at UConn and beyond.
We contribute to the field of statistics by hosting events and participating in professional organizations. We also share our know-how with UConn researchers in other fields – and enhance the University’s research profile in the process.
Education and Training
We offer general education and research courses that serve students in virtually all majors at UConn. Members of the Department also participate in UConn programs that benefit Connecticut students and educators.
We provide services to researchers and employees at UConn to help them better understand statistical concepts and apply them to their work. For example, our faculty and graduate students contribute to:
- Statistical Consulting Services, which advises researchers from other disciplines about the collection and analysis of data.
- EnergyStats, a collaboration with UConn's Utility Operations & Energy Management. Using statistical modeling and visualization of UConn's energy consumption data (either real-time high-frequency or monthly), EnergyStats can detect anomalous consumption behavior and to predict future usage.
We maintain relationships with professional organizations and area companies and institutions. These connections open doors for our students and help us contribute to our field. Examples include:
- We are an active member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Connecticut chapter and a founding member of the New England Statistical Society’s annual symposium.
- We host the Pfizer Colloquium each year in partnership with the ASA and Pfizer Inc.
The Department of Statistics regularly sponsors and hosts conferences, colloquia, lectures, and seminar series where scholars of all levels can learn and collaborate. Many of these events are local, affordable, and accessible, allowing students to participate and in some cases present their own research. Examples include:
Recipient of the 2023 UConn Statistics Department Distinguished Alumna Award Perspectives from the Realm of Statistical Consulting Presented by Cristina Sison, PhD, Director and Senior Research Statistician, Biostatistics Unit, Office of Academic Affairs, Northwell Health Wednesday, Sep 20 2023 4:00 PM-5:00 PM ET AUST 110 Webex Meeting Link Borrowing from a rich and varied experience […][Read More]
Recipient of the 2023 UConn Statistics Department Distinguished Alumnus Award Nonparametric Estimation of Multivariate Copula using Empirical Bayes Method Presented by Professor Sujit K. Ghosh, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University Wednesday, Sep 27 2023 4:00 PM-5:00 PM ET AUST 110 Webex Meeting Link In the field of finance, insurance, and system reliability, […][Read More]
**Virtual only** Learning the Ocean’s Microbial Ecology using Statistical Mixture Models Presented by Assistant Professor Sangwon Hyun, Department of Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz Wednesday, Oct 4 2023 4:00 PM-5:00 PM ET **Virtual only** Webex Meeting Link Although microscopic, phytoplankton in the ocean are extremely important to all of life and are together responsible […][Read More]
Logistic regression is not just logistic regression: tales of statistical consulting in pharmacometrics Presented by James A. Rogers, PhD, Vice President of Statistics, Quantitative Sciences, Metrum Research Group DATE : Wednesday, Oct 11 2023 TIME : 4:00 PM-5:00 PM ET PLACE: AUST 110 Webex Meeting Link “Pharmacometrics” is a term that refers somewhat broadly and […][Read More]