Past Events and Department Highlights
Overview on Foreign Exchange and Capital Markets, January 26, 2009, Arnold Miyamoto (CitiGroup, Managing Director CitiFX)
"Derivative Pricing and Risk Management in the Energy Markets: the Role of Mathematics", May 16, 2003, Rene Carmona, Paul Wythes Professor of Engineering and Finance Bendheim Center for Finance and ORFE, Princeton University.
Business Careers for Math and Statistics, Robert C. Lowes, Corwin Pavilion, May 8, 2003
The 13th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, May 18, 2016 Dr. Emmanuel Candes (Stanford University) Around the Reproducibility of Scientific Research in the Big Data Era: The Knockoff Filter
The 12th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, April 22, 2015 Dr. Barry Arnold (UC Riverside) Some Alternatives to the Classical Multivariate Normal Model
The 11th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, April 16, 2014 Dr. Hans Mueller (UC Davis) Modeling Nonlinear Functional Data
The 10th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, May 7, 2013, Dr. Peter Hall (University of Melbourne & UC Davis) Nonparametric Methods for Estimating Periodic Functions, with Applications in Astronomy
The 9th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, May 9, 2012, Dr. David Aldous (UC Berkeley) Reflections on devising a "Probability in the Real World" course
The 8th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, May 4, 2011 Dr. Brad Efron (Stanford University) Tweedie's Formula and Selection Bias
The 5th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, April 30, 2008, Dr. Michael Newton (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Dirichlet orderings, differential expression, and gene sets
The 4th Annual SOBEL LECTURE, May 23, 2007: Dr. Scott Zeger, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Micronutrient Supplementation, Birth Weight and Infant Mortality; On Estimation of Percentile-Specific, Mediated Intervention Effects
The 3rd Annual SOBEL LECTURE, Raymond Carroll, Texas A & M University. March 14, 2006: Measuring Diet; March 15, 2006: Semiparametric methods for gene-environment case-control studies
The 2nd Annual SOBEL LECTURE, April 19, 2005, Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington, Seattle, Fuzzy p-values in the detection of genetic linkage
The 1st Annual SOBEL LECTURE, April 20, 2004, Rudy Beran, Statistics Department at UC Davis, 'Beyond ANOVA: Superefficient Fits to Discrete Multi-way Layouts.'
Congratulations to Dr. Roger Hayne, elected as Vice President of the CAS International!
Professor Jean-Pierre Fouque is appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, starting January 1, 2015.
India International Friendship Society, New Delhi has awarded Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka the “Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Award” for the year 2014 for his research and professional accomplishments.
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Professor Jean-Pierre Fouque is named to Treasury Department Advisory Committee on Financial Research. Read more.
Professor Jammalamadaka is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Forest Sciences, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Read more.
Professor Ian Duncan, FSA FIA FCIA MAAA, has been elected to the SOA Board of Directors. Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that Dawn E. Holmes and Lakhmi C. Jain (Eds) have published Data Mining: Foundations and Intelligent Paradigms: Volume 2: Statistical,Bayesian,Time Series and other Theoretical Aspects.
We are pleased to announce that Dawn E. Holmes and Lakhmi C. Jain (Eds) have published Data Mining: Foundations and Intelligent Paradigms: Volume 1: Clustering, Association and Classification
S. Rao Jammalamadaka received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) with the citation "For distinguished contributions to Statistics and dedicated service to the Association". He served as its President, the Chair of several Program Committees, and most recently as the Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Congratulations is in order for Dawn Holmes on her elevation to IEEE Senior Member. This is an elite group in IEEE, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, which recognizes significant professional technical accomplishments.
We are pleased to announce that S. Rao Jammalamadaka has been honored with Advances in Directional and Linear Statistics: A Festschrift for Sreenivasa Rao Jammalamadaka. This volume of papers published by Springer-Verlag, consists of articles written by students, colleagues, and collaborators from over 20 countries and covers a variety of research topics of particular interest to him.
Professor Jean-Pierre Fouque, Director of the CRFMS, has been elected Fellow of the IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) and Chair of the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME), Spring 2009.
Congratulations to Professor S Rao Jammalamadaka who was named as an adjunct professor at the C.R. Rao Advanced Institute for Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the Central University of Hyderabad, India
We are pleased to announce that Professor Dawn Holmes along with Lakhmi C. Jain (Eds) have published, Innovations
in Bayesian Networks: Theory and Applications.
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Holmes, honored with 2007-08 Distinguished Teaching Award by the UCSB Academic Senate. The Distinguished Teaching Award acknowledges the efforts of Senate faculty members who have successfully united teaching and research.
Professor David Hinkley's paper, "Bootstrap diagnostics and remedies" (joint with A. Canty, A. Davison, and V. Ventura) was awarded the 2006 Canadian Journal of Statistics Prize for outstanding paper.
Professor Yuedong Wang Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association 2006
Congratulations to Wawanesa Scholarships Winners: Zariluz Alvarado, Benjamin Ku, Stephanie Lee, Amanda Mazanians, and Ganesh Tilve
Congratulations to Nhan Huynh'16, Dylan Robbins-Kelley'16, and Holly Fallah'16, awarded Honorable Mention for their poster presented at the UCSB Undergrad Research Colloquium!
Congratulations to Gary Wang, Class 2016, selected for the SOA Student Summer Internship Program!
Congratulations to Annie Dong, Class 2016, BS/MS in Actuarial Science, recipient of the 2015-2016 Dean of Undergraduate Education Award in CL&S
Congratulations to 2016 Rama Thogarati Award Winners: Isaac Bjorke, Mason Delalla and Elizabeth Riedell
Congratulations to Sun Jung, Class 2016, recipient of 2014-15 Steven Vaziri Scholarship in Statistical Programming
Congratulations to Jimmy Risk, 2015-16 SOA James C. Hickman Scholar!
Congratulations to the 2015 Rama Thogarati Prize winners: Faris Barudi and Chloe Watson
Congratulations to Cody Pulliam, winner of the ARC 2014 poster presentation: “Pure Premium Trend Analysis for Auto and Home Insurance Coverages”
Congratulations to Ruimeng Hu, the recipient of the 2013 Abraham Wald Memorial Prize
Congratulations to Alexander Terenin, Class 2014, Statistical Science, Student Commencement Speaker and the recipient of the 2013-14 Dean of Undergraduate Education Award in the CL&S
Congratulations to 2014 Rama Thogarati Prize winners: Allie Moat and Alex Terenin
Congratulations to Andrew Mackenzie'13 and Tiffany Sun'13, winners of the 48th Actuarial Research Conference (ARC) Presentation Prize!
Congratulations to Daniel Mena-Martinez, Class 2013, Student Commencement Speaker
Congratulations to 2013 Rama Thogarati Prize winners: Daniel Mena-Martinez, Matthew Rainey and Michael Logonov
Congratulations to 2012 Rama Thogarati Prize winners: David Graham and Casey Hahn.
Congratulations to our undergraduates, Dario Biasini, Filip Branitchev and Garth Johnson, and their mentor, Prof. Mike Ludkovski, whose research project "Pricing Options on Life Insurance" won the first prize at the 2011 Undergraduate Research Colloquium in the area of Science/Engineering. Sponsored by the College of Letters and Science, UCSB.
Congratulations to Ryan Doria, the Rama Thogarati Prize winner! The award, commemmorating Statistics graduate student Rama Thogarati, who died in an airplane accident, is awarded annually to a graduating senior for high academic achievement.
Graduate student Li-Hsien Sun received the Abraham Wald Memorial Prize for his excellence in graduate study in 2009.
Graduate students Qunying Shen and Bin Ren
both received the Abraham Wald Memorial Prize for their excellence in
graduate studies in 2008. Douglas Vestal was awarded
and Joe Gani Prize for his dissertation research.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2007-08 Lowes Scholarship: Christie O'Hara and Lindsey Aspel. The Lowes Scholarship is awarded each year to outstanding Financial Mathematics and Statistics majors.
2013 Southern California Probability Symposium, Saturday, December 7, 2013 USC (Organized by UCSB)
2009 Southern California Probability Symposium, Saturday, December 5, 2009 UC Irvine (Organized by UCSB)
The Third Western Conference in Mathematical Finance, November 13-15, 2009, Santa Barbara, California
CONFERENCE ON STOCHASTIC PROCESSES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS UCSB
June 26-July 1, 2005
WORKSHOP ON STOCHASTIC
MODELS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
2003 Southern California Probability Symposium, Sunday, November 23, 2003, UCLA (Organized by UCSB)
1998 Southern California Probability Symposium, Saturday, December 6, UCLA (Organized by UCSB)
Center for Research in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (now called the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research ) Inauguration, October 16, 2006. Poster
Press Release Video
UCSB Annual Actuary Day, Friday, May 29th , 1:00pm-4:30pm SRB-MPR Flyer/Project
Congratulations to Andrew Mackenzie'13 and Tiffany Sun'13, winners of the 48th Actuarial Research Conference (ARC) Presentation Prize! Michael Loginov'13 won the 47th ARC Presentation Prize last year.
Thank you Towers Watson for your generous support of our Actuarial program!
Congratulations to Michael Loginov, Class'13, for presenting a research paper at ARC 2012.
Congratulations to Daniel Mena-Martinez, Class of 2013 winner of the 2012 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship awarded by the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Committee of The Actuarial Foundation.