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Newsletter 2015

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Jimmy Wong standing in front of his data

Statistics Student Wins Second Place in National Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition

Jimmy Wong has been busy. Over the last year, the senior statistics major has programmed apps for statistics education, presented at national conferences, and worked on research projects with two professors. Not to mention winning second place in the National Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition. 

Students at the Datafest

Students Hack Real-World Data at DataFest

Hundreds of statistics undergraduates; one giant, real-world data set; and 48 hours to come up with something good — welcome to DataFest. Two teams of Cal Poly statistics students traveled to UCLA in April for this statisticians' version of a hackathon, competing against 50 teams from five universities.

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Students checking telescope mounted with infrared camera

Statistics Students Take Infrared Video of the Moon

Cal Poly statistics students may have been the first in the world to take thermal, infrared, digital video of the moon from Earth's surface. Flir Systems Inc. donated an infrared video camera that students connected to a telescope. They then took the telescope system to White Mountain Research Center near Bishop, Calif., and spent the month of August recording the surface temperature of the moon.​

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Letter From the Department Chair

Allan Rossman

I feel privileged to be completing my second year as chair of the Cal Poly Statistics Department because of the tremendous students and faculty who study and learn and teach and work together here. I'd also like to thank you, our alumni, donors and friends, whose support is so important to us.

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Cal Poly Student Named to SAS Student Ambassador Program

Isabel LittonA fourth-year Cal Poly statistics student was named an SAS Student Ambassador — one of seven in the nation and only two in California — for innovative use of analytics in research. Isabel Litton presented her research at the SAS Global Forum, a gathering of more than 5,000 business and information technology SAS software users, held April 27 in Dallas.

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Thank You to Our Generous Donors

Private support from our alumni, parents, friends, as well as from private businesses and other agencies are key to enabling our department to continue to provide exceptional Learn by Doing projects and opportunities for today’s students.

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Statistics Department Faculty Updates

Statistics faculty have been learning new things, running races, publishing books and so much more. Find out what they've been up to.

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Statistics Department Welcomes New Faculty

Shannon McClintock Pileggi

There are a few new faces around the department and a few more coming soon, including Shannon McClintock Pileggi, pictured at left. Meet the new faculty members and learn what their interests are.

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Alumni Notes

Statistics alumni do the coolest things. Catch up with your classmates in the notes.

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Where the Class of 2015 is Headed

After years of hard work, diligence and dedication, this year's statistics graduates will continue their education, begin exciting new careers, sell their souls, and "drive aimlessly around the state of California." Get all the details here.

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