Jason is a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Statistics. Originally from Cedar City, UT, he earned his Bachelor’s degree at Southern Utah University. He received his Master’s degree in Statistics at UNL. Jason previously completed an internship with NCS Analytics in Denver, CO. His research interests include machine learning, neural networks, and causal inference. After graduation, Jason plans to work in business analytics.
Kiki Rizki Amalia
Kiki Rizki Amalia is originally from Indonesia. She has been working as statistician at BPS Statistics Indonesia. She received a Fulbright Study Grant to pursue her master's degree. She inspired to take Statistics because she intended to dedicate herself to be a statistics lecturer in her country. She hopes that she can create great statisticians who have a deep understanding in the whole business process of statistics, in the future. Beside working as a statistician, she is enjoying her time as life coach. She likes to listen to people and provide coach and feedback if needed.
Francis is a MS student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated in 2012 from Youngstown State University with an MS degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics.
His research interests are in the application and development of text analytics methods to study political leaders’ role for economic development. He has a BA in Business Administration and an MS in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He is currently in the job market. 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 finishing in 1984 he started at Clemson University as an assistant professor, and 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 is a PhD student in the Statistics Department. She is originally from Spencer, Iowa. She earned her BA in Secondary Mathematics Education from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She is currently a teaching assistant. She is interested in researching statistics education. Ella 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 friends, playing with Bugs (her bunny), and baking.
Data Scientist The Hartford
Josh is a Master’s student, intending to pursue a PhD, in the Department of Statistics. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Wayne State College in Nebraska and received his Master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of South Dakota. His research interests include group testing and he is enjoying exploring other research areas in the department. Josh is open to looking for employment in various fields after graduation. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to audiobooks in economics, climate, and science fiction.
Research Statistician at Infogroup
Jana earned her M.S. in Statistics in May 2016 and has been working at Infogroup since March 2016.
Donna is currently pursuing 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 program. Her bachelor’s degree in in psychology from UNL. Ashley is interested in mental illness as it relates to physical health and neuroplasticity. While a student at Nebraska she has had internships at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Lincoln working at the Nebraska Cancer Registry, and at Brightstar Corp in Omaha. Ashely is currently working as an EHR/Data Specialist at Community Alliance.
Nur Firyal Roslan
2nd Year PhD Student
Nur is a first-year graduate student at Nebraska. She is from W.P. Putrajaya, Malaysia, and earned her BS degree in Actuarial Science. Her hobbies are reading novels and traveling to new countries. Nur’s long-term goals are to complete her PhD in Statistics, become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and work in academia.
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 a first year Master's student and a teaching assistant and he would like to pursue a PhD in statistics. Eduardo did his undergraduate at California State University, Chico where he majored in Statistics and Applied Mathematics as well as got a certificate in Data Science. He is originally from Lake Elsinore, California. His current interests are statistics education, Bayesian hierarchical modeling, and group testing. Self-described as not very good/experienced, Eduardo also enjoying cooking in his spare time.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U. Montana
Credit Risk Analyst at First National Bank
Andrew is a recent graduate of the M.S. program in Statistics. 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; his 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.”
Kory is a graduate student and teaching assistant in 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.
Rebecca Hensberry Neiberg
Senior Biostatistician, Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Brianna is a PhD student and research assistant in the Department of Statistics. 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 has 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 plans to graduate from UNL in 2019.
Consumer Product Strategy Analyst Bank of America
Data Analyst at Symetra Financial
Senior Instructor I Portland State University
Hanlin is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Statistics. 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
One thing you may know about China is Kongfu and Shaolin Temple. It is near where I grew up. I went to high school and college in Zhengzhou, a city having over 9 million people. I got BS degree in Food Engineering in China, MS in Biosystems Engineering at Oklahoma. Initially I start Ph.D. studying fermentation process design at UNL. I took a few Statistics courses, had more interest and now I am doing Statistics MS concurrently with my Ph.D. My vision is to use Statistics and Math modeling to boost the research and upgrade the process in fermentation process design.
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
Zhenyu is a Masters student in the Department of Statistics and research assistant in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. He is from Central South China and he graduated from University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science. His research interests lie in the field of machine learning and image analysis. After graduation, Zhenyu plans to work in a stock company or a bank. Besides academics, he enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, and basketball.
Ye was born and grew up 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, and joined the Department of Statistics a few years later in 2013. Ye is pursuing her MS and 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 is a PhD student from Sri Lanka and a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He earned his BS degree from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, and his MS from Sam Houston State University in Texas. His hobbies are watching scientific documentaries, playing cricket, and traveling. Janaka is interested in scientific inventions, and would like to work for an international corporation after completing his PhD.
Data Scientist at Sandhills Publishing
McKenna recently graduated with her Masters degree in May 2016. She will be staying in Lincoln, Nebraska to start a new job. McKenna will be taking a position as a Data Scientist at Sandhills Publishing. She will be working 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
Jayden is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Statistics and a PhD in Educational Psychology. He is from Omaha, NE. Jayden admires and fears math.
Credit Risk Management First National Bank
Erin is a Master’s student in the Department of Statistics. 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
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Marina recently graduated with the 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.
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.
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 is a PhD student and research assistant in the Department of Statistics. He is originally from Central China and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University. He received his Master’s degree from Norther Illinois University. His research interests include multiple testing using an empirical Bayes frame work. After graduation, Liangrui plans to work in finance, healthcare, or accounting. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Chinese chess, watching TV drama, and running.
Kevin is a Master’s student and a teaching assistant. 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 got her bachelor's in Actuarial Science in 2015. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Statistics. She'd been a graduate teaching assistant for STAT 380 during the first two years of the program. She is now 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 is a second-year masters student in the statistics department. She received her bachelors in China and a master’s degree in UNL in the Mechanical Department. Since more and more information can be detected from the data, models and statistics catch my attention. Specifically, Xinyan is interested in finding out the potential information from the image data, such as the expression of people’s face or plant growth condition. What’s more, she is a person who enjoys challenging new stuff. She is currently learning how to skateboard and hope I could be skillful in this thing.
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.