We are pleased to announce the promotions of faculty members Jie Ding and Adam Rothman.
Jie Ding has been promoted to Associate Professor. Ding was recently the recipient of an Early Career Program Award granted by the Army Research Office; a prestigious honor bestowed by the Army on outstanding young scientists. Last summer, he created a High School Apprenticeship Program promoting K-12 STEM education with a base in Minnesota. Program participants performed research relating to the project, “A Journey of AI Research: Understanding and Exploring Supervised Learning,” led by a team of graduate student mentors. In addition to the School of Statistics, Ding has a faculty appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Data Science Program. His research focuses on the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and signal processing.
Adam Rothman has been promoted to Full Professor. In recent years, Rothman has served as Director of Graduate Studies for the School of Statistics. His cross-college collaboration with the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) has been helpful in creating an interdisciplinary bachelor of science degree (BS) in data science. The degree, which is housed within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), is unique in that it integrates coursework and faculty from many departments into a singular, comprehensive curriculum, including elements from Computer Science & Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, and Industrial and Systems Engineering. 33 students enrolled in the major when it opened in 2020, and 90 total are anticipated to be enrolled in the fall of 2023. Rothman also serves on the editorial board for the Electronic Journal of Statistics and the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.