Four Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences students have earned research grants through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

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Olivia Plunkett is a senior studying statistics in the Department of Statistics, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. As an active member of the FSU community, Plunkett is president of the Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students and a member of Women in Math, Science & Engineering (WIMSE), a living and learning community housed in Cawthon Hall. She has been recognized for her academic excellence on the President’s List four times, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma and Golden Key International honor societies.


A Florida State University team has won an international competition for developing software tools that generate visual aids demonstrating the complex connections among vast amounts of biomedical research.

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Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” Twenty graduate programs and specialties at FSU are ranked in the top 25 among public universities, according to the publication’s annual rankings released March 29.

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Students in FSU College of Arts and Sciences’ new master’s degree program learn to use Big Data to answer big questions

For the past decade, digital data has experienced exponential growth as technology has changed how information is created, captured and consumed. The amount can easily double from year to year, and Statista projects 181 zetabytes — that’s 181 billion terabytes — will be produced in 2025.

Winter 2022 | Institution | Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Statistics

Kristine Rosenberger is a doctoral student within the Department of Statistics, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human health and mathematics from Emory University in 2016 before going on to earn a master’s degree in biostatistics at FSU in 2019.


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.

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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.

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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.

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