Jason received both his PhD and his Master's degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Originally from Cedar City, UT, he earned his Bachelor's degree at Southern Utah University. Jason previously completed an internship with NCS ANalytics in Denver, CO. His research interests include machine learning, neural networks, and causal inference.
Kiki Rizki Amalia
Kiki Rizki Amalia is originally from Indonesia and has been working as a statistician at BPS Statistics Indonesia. She received a Fulbright Study Grant to pursue her master's degree. She was inspired to take Statistics because she intended to dedicate herself to be a statistics lecturer in her country. Her hope is that she can create great statisticians who have a deep understanding of the processes of statistics. Besides working as a statistician, she is enjoying her time as a life coach, where she likes to listen to people and provide feedback and coaching to a number of individuals.
Frances received his Master's degree from UNL, as well as a Master's degree in Mathematics from Youngstown State University.
Salfo's research interests are in application and development of text analytics methods studying political leaders' role for economic development. He received his PHD from UNL in 2018. He also has a BA in Business Administration and an MS in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. His ideal job would be to do research at a private, public, or non-governmental organization.
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Dr. Bridges was a student in the program during the early 1980’s. After receiving his degree in 1984, he started teaching at Clemson University as an assistant professor. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research focus is the application of generalized mixed models in Agriculture, Biology, Education, and Engineering studies.
Ella Burnham received her PhD in Statistics from UNL. She is originally from Spencer, Iowa. She earned her BA in Secondary Mathematics Education from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ella is interested in researching statistics education. SHe recently developed an online version of a non-calculus based undergraduate level introductory statistics course with her advisor Dr. Blankenship. During her free time, Ella enjoys spending time with her friends, playing with Bugs (her bunny), and baking.
Data Scientist The Hartford
Josh earned his Bachelor's degree at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and received his Master's degree in mathematics at the University of South Dakota. In his exploration and research, he became interested in group testing. Josh is open to employment in various fields. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to audiobooks about economics and climate issues, as well as science fiction novels.
Donna pursued a Master's degree in Statistics and a PhD in Educational Psychology. She is originally from Temple City, California and received her Bachelor's in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. Her research interests include mediation, structural equation modeling, latent growth modeling, and longitudinal studies.
Assistant Professor of Statistics University of Wyoming
Pavel Chernyavskiy joined the University of Wyoming faculty in Fall 2018. He came to the university after a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics within the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, MD.
Ashley was a MS student in the statistics department at UNL. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from UNL. Ashley is interested in mental illness as it relates to physical health and neuroplasticity. While a student at UNL, she had internships at the Department of Health and Human Sciences (DHHS) in Lincoln, Nebraska working at the Nebraska Cancer Registry, as well as at Brightstar Corp in Omaha, Nebraska. Ashley is currently working as an EHR/Data Specialist at Community Alliance.
Nur Firyal Roslan
Nur is from W.P. Putrajaya, Malaysia. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science and a PhD in Statistics. Nur enjoys reading novels and traveling around the globe. She hopes to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and work in academia.
Originally from the Phillipines, he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics from the University of the Phillipines before receiving his PhD in Statistics from UNL. His research interests include statistics in sports as well as computational statistics. His plans post-graduation are to work in academia or as a statistical consultant for sports statistics. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and basketball and trying out different coffee beverages.
Assistant Professor of Statistics/Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the South .
Julie Garai holds a B.S. from Doane College in Mathematics and Spanish. She earned a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her research interests include Educational Analytics, Design of Experiments, and Statistical Collaboration.
Eduardo is from Lake Elsinore, California. Prior to his time at UNL, Eduardo completed his undergraduate career at California State University, Chico. He majored in Statistics and Applied Mathematics. He also received a certificate in Data Science. His current interests are statistics education, Bayesian hierarchical modeling, and group testing. In Eduardo's spare time, they enjoy cooking and learning new recipes.
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University
Credit Risk Analyst at First National Bank
Andrew graduated with a Master's in statistics in 2014. After teaching high school math, Andrew wanted to learn more about statistics. He chose the program at UNL because it gave him the opportunity to work in sports statistics, culminating to a master's project involved analyzing college football data. When asked what he would tell new students, Andrew said: “I felt so lost coming in, but I was able to finish everything in the time I had planned and had a job even before I finished classes.”
Jessica is a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Statistics. Originally from Andover, Kansas, she earned her Bachelor’s degree at Kansas Wesleyan University and received her MS in Statistics from UNL. Jessica’s research interests include text mining and classification. After graduation, she plans to teach statistics at a university.
Kory received his Master's in Statistics from UNL in 2021. During his time at UNL, he was a teaching assistant for the department of statistics. He earned his BS in Mathematics from South Dakota State University in 2018. In the summer of 2018, he interned at Organic Valley in the Trade Promotions Department. In the spring and summer of 2019, Kory served as a Data Analyst intern at Daktronics working primarily with marketing.
Brianna received her PhD in statistics from UNL in 2020. Originally from Omaha, NE, she earned her BS in Mathematics and BS in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013, and received her MS in Statistics from UNL in 2015. Brianna worked as a TA for STAT 218, a research assistant for the CASNR Dean’s Office, and a statistical collaborator for the SC3L Desk. Her research interests include group/pooled testing and statistical consulting/collaboration. Brianna's goal is to find a job in statistical consulting.
Consumer Product Strategy Analyst Bank of America
Data Analyst at Symetra Financial
Senior Instructor I Portland State University
Kelsey holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Statistics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Originally from Omaha, NE, she also earned her Bachelor's degree in the Department of Mathematics at UNL. During her time in the program, she taught introductory statistics and statistical consulting and contributed significantly to the development and growth of the SC3L Statistical Cross-disciplinary Collaboration and Consulting Lab (SC3L).
Hanlin received his Master's degree in statistics in 2021. He received his BA in Mathematics and BA in Statistics from University at Buffalo in 2018. His research interests include genomics, machine learning, and big data. In his free time, he likes to travel, go camping, do sports with friends, and spend time with family
Mengxing went to high school and college in Zhengzhou, China, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Food Engineering. He also received a Master's degree in Biosystems Engineering in Oklahoma. While at UNL, Mengxing received a PhD in Biological Engineering as well as a Master's in statistics. His vision is to use statistics and math modeling to boost research in fermentation process design. He enjoys backpacking, hiking, and fishing during his free time.
Data Analyst at SIF Services LLC
Lina is a graduate student, originally from Jilin, China. Before she attended Nebraska, she had been working for many years as a data analyst in Beijing, China. Her dream job is to be a data analyst for an Internet-related company. Her motto is, “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Ye was born and raised in Nanjing, China, which holds a prominent place in Chinese history and culture as the former capital. She came to the United States in 2009, joined the Department of Statistics in 2013, and received her Master's degree in statistics from UNL in 2015. Ye is interested in research in survey statistics. During her free time, she likes traveling, swimming, listening to classical music, and watching movies. She also loves dogs, because they are so loyal.
Janaka received his PhD from UNL in 2018. He is originally from Sri Lanka. He earned his BS degree from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, and his MS from Sam Houston State University in Texas. During his time at UNL, he was a graduate teaching assistant. His hobbies include watching scientific documentaries, playing cricket, and traveling. Janaka is interested in scientific inventions, and would like to work for an international corporation.
Vamsi is from Chennai, India. He received his PhD at UNL in 2022 after graduating with a Master's degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Hyderabad, India. His research interests involve the combined application of statistics, mathematics and computer science to solving problems in life sciences. During his time at UNL, Vamsi was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and taught STAT 380 and STAT 218. In his free time, he likes to be outdoors playing tennis or biking, and reading a book.
Data Scientist at Sandhills Publishing
McKenna graduated with her Masters degree in May 2016. She stayed in Lincoln, Nebraska to start a new job. McKenna took a position as a Data Scientist at Sandhills Publishing. She works with data for agricultural and construction equipment gathered by Sandhills Publishing.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN AND CHAIR
Dr. Meza is a Senior Associate Dean of the College of Public Health and the Chair and Professor of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Her methodological research focuses on statistical issues related to small-area estimation. These methods have been extended to disease mapping applications and combining national and state data to estimate the probability of a rare event.
U.S. Men's Team Technical Coordinator
Nate Ngo, U.S. Men's Team Technical Coordinator Second Year
In 2020, Jayden received a Master's degree in Statistics and a PhD in Educational Psychology. He is from Omaha, NE. Jayden both admires and fears math.
Credit Risk Management First National Bank
Erin received her master's degree in 2020. Originally from Centennial, CO, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Erin has worked as a Marketing Analyst as well as Business Intelligence & Reporting Analyst in her career. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her pup and catching a ball game.
Pensacola Christian College, Statistician Professor
Garett is currently a Mathematics professor at Pensacola Christian College, He graduted at UNL with his Masters degree in Statistics. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, but did his undergraduate studies in Applied Science at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. He’s loved sports his whole life, and would like to do research in sports statistics. His other interests include visual analytics involving business analytics (especially using Tableau). Garett is also a fantasy sports fanatic, and loves to get outside for a round of golf.
Assistant Professor Michigan State University
Sayli was a PhD student and research assistant in the department of Statistics. Originally from Mumbai, India, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Statistics from University of Mumbai. Sayli has worked as a teaching assistant for STAT 218 and as a statistical collaborator for the SC3L Desk in the department. In summer of 2019, she interned at Zoetis in the Biometrics department. Her current research interests include predictive modelling, machine learning and spatial statistics. Sayli is a foodie and enjoys exploring new places to eat.
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Marina graduated with her PhD degree in August 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Walter Stroup. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Whitman College. Her research interests are in the area of statistical methods for shelf life determination. In her spare time Marina enjoys traveling, salsa dancing and cooking.
Emily was a Ph.D. student and statistical consultant in the Department of Statistics. She earned her bachelors in Statistics and Secondary Math Education from Winona State University in 2017, and her PhD in Statistics from UNL in 2022. Her research is driven by the importance of effectively communicating data and scientific information to the public. Emily engages in research involving data visualization, experimental design, and statistical consulting. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and collaboration. After graduation, she plans to teach statistics at a university.
Associate Professor, College of Public Health, UNMC
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Creighton University
Aimee Schwab graduated with her PhD in 2015, under the direction of Dr. David Marx. She is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Creighton University. Since graduating Aimee has continued her research in spatial statistics, specifically kriging models for non-normal data. She also is active in the statistics education community and passionate about developing new opportunities for undergraduates to be introduced to statistical practice.
Jayden was a masters both a teaching assistant and research assistant for the Department of Statistics before receiving his master's degree in 2022. He is from Chadron, Nebraska. Jayden attended Hastings College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and also played basketball. Jayden's research resides in forensic science, and he has been working on a project involving feature recognition of shoe soles. His goal is to pursue a career in sports, either in marketing or operations.
Data Scientist II at Selling Source, LLC
Colin was a MS student from Klamath Falls, Oregon. During his time at Nebraska he interned with ConAgra Foods, Inc. and found a new interest in sales and marketing analytics for the sensory science world. His hobbies including playing golf and working out. Colin is also a big sports fan, his favorites include baseball, basketball, and football.
Liangrui received his PhD in 2021. He is originally from Central China and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University. He then received his master’s degree from Norther Illinois University. His research interests include multiple testing using an empirical Bayes frame work. Liangrui hopes to work in finance, healthcare, or accounting. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Chinese chess, watching TV drama, and running.
Oliver graduated with his master's in statistics in 2022. He was a master’s student and teaching assistant. Oliver is originally from Massachusetts, where he attended Fitchburg State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics. Oliver worked as a peer tutor for math and statistics classes during his time at Fitchburg State, and did a summer research project that involved modeling contaminants in the Nashua River. These experiences inspired him to go to graduate school.
Kevin was a master’s student and a teaching assistant for the department of Statistics. He graduated with his master's degree from UNL in 2020. He grew up in Centerville, Utah, married his delightful wife Audrey, and completed his BS in Statistics at Brigham Young University (BYU). At BYU, Kevin performed research for the university’s football team and a European basketball agency. His research interests are in big data analysis, Bayesian hierarchical modeling, and statistical computing. Previously, he completed a summer internship with Overstock’s email marketing analytics team.
Thao is from Vietnam. She received her bachelor's in Actuarial Science in 2015, and received her PhD in Statistics from UNL in 2020. She was a graduate teaching assistant for STAT 380 during her first two years of the statistics program. She was also a graduate research assistant, collaborating with the Powers' lab in the Chemistry department to analyze metabolomics data.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Northern Kentucky University
Xinyan Xie graduated with her master's in statistics in 2020. Prior to her statistics degree, she received her bachelors in China and a master's degree at UNL in the mechanical department. Models and statistics caught her attention, and she is interested in finding out potential information from image data, such as the expression of peoples' faces or plant growth conditions. She is a person who enjoys a challenge and learning new things.
Director of Sports Analytics and Data Analysis UNL
Tucker Zeleny was hired as the Director of Sports Analytics and Data Analysis in July of 2015. Zeleny joins Athletics after building an impressive resume in various areas at UNL.
Employed: First National Bank, Omaha NE
Employed: Wake Forest University Medical Center
Employed: Senior Analyst in Financial Systems Development for Union Pacific
George A. Capuano Graduated 5/98
Employed: Last known to be a graduate student in the Dept. of Statistics at North Carolina State University.
Employed: Consultant Statistician at Knoll Pharmaceuticals
Dan Christensen Employed: National Research Corporation
Employed: W. L. Gore & Associates in Flagstaff, AZ .
Employed: Working for Pharmaceutical Research Association In Kansas City, KS as a statistician.
Employed: National Center for Environmental Health, CDC,
Employed: Metro Mail as a Statistical/Analylist.
Employed: MDSPharma Services
Employed: Exempla Health System in Denver, CO as a Clinical Statistical Analyst. He designs, implements, analyzes, presents and makes recommendations on studies relevant to hospital operations and patient care.
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Employed: Harris Labs in Lincoln, NE as a statistician.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA LINK
Employed: Statistician at Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc
Employed: Psychometrician at Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc.
Employed: MDS Pharma Services
Employed: Eli Lilly
Charles Gardner, Jr.
Employed: Statistician at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatric & Genetics in Richmond, VA.
Scott Grau Graduated in 5/95
Employed: Prism Business Media in Minneapolis, MN. as a Market Research Manager.
Employed: Asst. Prof. of Statistics, Montana State Univ.
Employed: Biostatistician: Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Employed: Centre Regional de la Recherche Agronomique de Setat as a statistician.
Employed: Merck in Rahway, NJ
Employed: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Employed: Assistant Professor of Statistics for the Department of Math & Statistics at Winona State University. LINK
Employed: Wake Forest Medical Center
Employed: Analyst for Experian
Hong Jiang Employed: Data Analyst for Douglas County Health Department.
Shuo Jiao Employed: Biostatistician at the Health Equity Labs, San Francisco Area, CA
Employed: Target Stores, Minneapolis, MN.
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Valerie Karle Graduated 5/94
Employed: Pfizer Inc., PfizerAnimal Health Group, Clinical Development in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Employed: Indiana University-Purdue
Employed: Center for Agriculture and Rural Development at Iowa State University as a Research Scientiest II.
Employed: Biostatistician in Nutrition and Consumer Sector for Monsanto, St.Louis.