October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes of and treatments for the second most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime in her life, according to the American Cancer Society.

Biological Science, Statistics, Florida State News

Getting a full understanding of how genes are regulated is a major goal of scientists worldwide. Now, a Florida State University professor and his research partners have developed a technique that can map out nearly all of the likely regulatory switches across a genome.

Biological Science, Statistics
FSU alumna Jessica Hensley uses statistical skills to help Olympic athletes excel

As the eyes of the world turn to Tokyo for the Olympic Games this summer, the hard work of Florida State University alumna Jessica Hensley will take center stage. The former collegiate athlete is not competing in the games, but conducting key statistical analysis for Team USA in her role as a data analyst for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Summer 2021 | Alumni | Statistics

Trystan Loustau is a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in computer science and statistics, all departments part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Loustau, a Presidential Scholar and Honors Experience student, actively participates in FSU’s Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement and received an IDEA Grant in April 2020 for her research on psychological morality and immune system function.

Psychology, Statistics, Computer Science

A Florida State University faculty member has earned one of the most prestigious awards in the field of statistics. Yiyuan She, a professor and assistant undergraduate adviser in the Department of Statistics, was named a 2021 Fellow by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) along with 40 other researchers from around the world.


FSU new Interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree Program, or IDS, leverages FSU’s strengths in computer science, mathematics, scientific computing, and statistics to prepare students for contemporary careers in data science, one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S.

Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics

Celina Meyer is a senior pursuing dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and statistics, through the Department of Psychology and the Department of Statistics, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Her interest in the fields of childhood development and psychopathology led her to win the prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholar Society IDEA Grant that would further her research into preventing long-term psychological effects resulting from childhood adversity. Meyer is on track to graduate in Spring 2021, and hopes to transition her research into early intervention methods that would help children cope with adversity in their formative years.

Psychology, Statistics

A Florida State University faculty member has been named a 2020 Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Yiyuan She, professor and assistant undergraduate adviser in the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected by the ASA in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of statistical science.


A Florida State University student whose personal experiences inspire her dream of being a neuroscience researcher has received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Jessica Dixon, a sophomore from Indialantic, Florida, will receive up to $7,500 in both her junior and senior years from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board. The goal of the Goldwater Foundation is to help ensure that the United States produces highly qualified professionals in the STEM fields.

Neuroscience, Psychology, Statistics
Statistic majors Mike and Mark Zamani are #twinning and winning

Mike and Mark Zamani share everything — from their DNA and intended careers to their love of running and professional boxing.

Winter 2020 | Students | Statistics

Bradley Hupf is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Florida State University Department of Statistics, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded a Legacy Fellowship, a nomination-based, multi-year award for first-year doctoral or master of fine arts students, and is currently working with professors from both statistics and the psychology department to create an index that aims to help doctors predict the onset of depression.


Arnel Garcesa is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in statistics – his second undergraduate degree from FSU – within the Department of Statistics, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to his studies, Garcesa serves as an energy specialist for Cenergistic, LLC, a contractor working with FSU since 2017 to build a customized energy conservation program.