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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Statistics and Biostatistics 960  

Statistics and Biostatistics 960

Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Regina Y. Liu

Undergraduate Director: Harold Sackrowitz

Co-Graduate Directors: Harry Crane, Tirthankar Dasgupta


Javier Cabrera, B.A., Madrid; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Rong Chen, B.S., Peking; M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon

Arthur Cohen (Emeritus), B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn College); M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Tirthankar Dasgupta, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Richard F. Gundy (Emeritus), A.B., Illinois College; Ph.D., Indiana; Ph.D., Chicago

Donald Hoover, M.P.H., California (Los Angeles); Ph.D., Stanford

John Kolassa, B.S., Ph.D., Chicago

Regina Y. Liu, Ph.D., Columbia

Joseph I. Naus, B.B.A., CUNY (City College); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Harold B. Sackrowitz, B.S., CUNY (Brooklyn College); Ph.D., Columbia

William E. Strawderman, B.S., Rhode Island; M.S., Cornell; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers

Zhiqiang Tan, B.S., Tsinghua (China); Ph.D., Chicago

David E. Tyler, B.A., Indiana (Pennsylvania); M.A., Massachusetts (Amherst); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Minge Xie, B.S., University of Science and Technology of China; M.S., Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Cunhui Zhang, B.A., Huainan Mining Institute (China); M.S., Ph.D., Columbia

Associate Professors:

Steve Buyske, B.A., Haverford College; M.Sc., Ph.D., Brown; Ph.D., Rutgers

Harry Crane, B.S., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Chicago

Lee Dicker, B.S., McGill (Canada); A.M., M.Phil., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Harvard

Ying Hung, B.A., National Taiwan (Taiwan); M.S., National Tsing Hua (Taiwan); Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Ping Li, B.Engr., National University of Defense Technology (China); M.S., Washington; M.S., M.S., Ph.D., Stanford

Sijian Wang, Ph.D., Michigan

Assistant Professors:

Pierre Bellec, Dipl. d'Ingénieur, Ecole Polytechnique; Part III (MASt), Cambridge (UK); Ph.D., ENSAE Paris Tech

Zijian Guo, Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Han Xiao, B.S., Peking; M.S., National (Singapore); Ph.D., Chicago

Dan Yang, B.S., Peking; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

The department offers a statistics major and a joint statistics/mathematics major in cooperation with the mathematics department. The joint statistics/mathematics major provides a stronger preparation for graduate study in statistics. Students who are interested most in applying statistics in industry, government, or in applied areas of graduate study should take the statistics major. The department encourages interdisciplinary study, and students should consult with departmental advisers to plan their program.

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