Apr 15, 2015
Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA
Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work offers law enforcement a new forensic biology tool.
Sep 24, 2014
Dialect Map Is Road to Success
Alumnus Josh Katz describes how his studies at NC State and an internship at the New York Times paved the way to a career in data visualization.
Oct 17, 2013
NC State Hosts Big Data’s Big Star
Nate Silver, who emerged during the 2012 presidential election as America's best-known statistician, discussed his field, his future plans and his philosophy before a lecture at NC State.
Jun 4, 2013
You Say Tomato, I Say Soda. Or Is It Pop?
Here’s a nifty new way of looking at some old regional differences in dialect. NC State graduate student Joshua Katz was looking for an idea for his end-of-year statistics project, when he came across interesting […]
Feb 22, 2013
Not Your Average Statistician
Media coverage of the big data revolution has lots of people talking about statistics. Leading the discussion is NC State's Marie Davidian, who speaks softly but reaches a big audience.
Oct 29, 2012
In Particulate Matter, the Particulars Matter
When statisticians start talking about PM, they aren’t referring to political leadership. PM stands for particulate matter, and it’s important because it has a direct effect on the health and well-being of anyone who breathes. […]
Feb 1, 2012
Wang Wins NSF Career Award
Huixia "Judy" Wang, assistant professor of statistics, has received an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for work on predicting rare events with serious consequences.
Jan 11, 2012
Five Elected to AAAS
Five faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Sep 27, 2011
New Statistical Models to Link Climate Change, Effect of Pollution on Health
A new collaboration led by a North Carolina State University statistician aims to predict how a changing climate may impact the effect of airborne pollutants on human health. Dr. Montserrat Fuentes, professor and head of […]
Sep 16, 2011
Statistician Receives $5 Million To Train Atmospheric Researchers
A North Carolina State University statistician has been tapped to create a national network of statisticians with interdisciplinary expertise in atmospheric and oceanic science, in order to better quantify and interpret climactic and environmental data. […]