Newsletter 2016

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Professor writes on glass with student.

Creating Information

The world is swimming in big data. The problem is, not many people know what to do with it. Cal Poly aims to change that with a new Data Science Minor.

Soma Roy with her award and President Armstrong, Dean Bailey, a student, and Provost Enz Finken

Roy, Rossman Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Professors Soma Roy (pictured) and Allan Rossman received teaching awards this year. You knew they were good — find out who else thought so.

Read more about faculty honors ›

Three students in black DataFest t-shirts

These Students Can Hack...Data

Millions of data points, 48 hours, welcome to DataFest, where Cal Poly students proved they’re the most insightful analysts around.

Read more about the students’ winning analysis ›

 

More News

Letter from the Chair

Allan Rossman

As Allan Rossman begins his second term as chair, he reflects on student, faculty and alumni accomplishments and how the department is growing.

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Department Welcomes New Faculty

Prince Afriye

Prince Afriye, pictured at left, and Anelise Sabbag joined the department this year. They told us about life before Cal Poly and how they're enjoying San Luis Obispo.

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Alumni Notes

Debbie Huang

A record number of alumni — more than 100! — sent in updates about post-Cal Poly life in 2016. Find out who's an actuary, who went back to school, who started a family, and more.

See where life has taken your classmates ›

 

Faculty Updates

Statistics faculty have traveled the world and analyzed the data on everything from bullying of LGBT students to individual-level marketing analytics.

Find out what faculty have been up to ›

 

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

Thank you to all the corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals who donated to the Statistics Department. Private support enables our department to continue to provide exceptional Learn by Doing opportunities for today’s students.

View the list of donors ›

 

Support New Statistics Facilities

Student writing equations on glass while others watchThe Statistics Department will be part of a new undergraduate research facility that will be built at the heart of campus, just north of the Baker Center. The building will contain computational labs and student collaboration spaces available to statistics and mathematics students. The department needs your financial support to fully fund the building.

Learn more about the building and give online ›

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