Dr. Jianhua Huang, professor of statistics and holder of the Arseven/Mitchell Chair in Astronomical Statistics at Texas A&M University, has been appointed as acting head of the Texas A&M Department of Statistics, effective July 1, announced Dr. Meigan Aronson, dean of the College of Science.

Huang, who joined the Texas A&M Statistics faculty in 2005 and has directed its graduate studies since September 2014, will fill the department's top administrative role for the duration of the time that current head Dr. Valen E. Johnson is serving as interim dean of the College of Science. Huang's previous administrative experience includes serving for the past year as the college's acting associate dean of graduate studies.

Huang received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and spent seven years as a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania prior to coming to Texas A&M. He was promoted to full professor in March 2008 and appointed to the Arseven/Mitchell Chair in September 2017.

In addition to establishing a solid reputation as an excellent instructor and leading the recent restructuring of the department's Ph.D. program, Huang has proven research expertise in a variety of areas, including statistical machine learning, computational statistics and statistical methods for big data sets. In recent years, Huang's interests have focused on developing novel statistical methods for solving data-enabled science and engineering research problems in collaboration with scientists and engineers, including multiple Texas A&M astronomers.

To learn more about Huang and his teaching, research and service efforts, visit http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jianhua/.

For more information about Texas A&M Statistics, go to http://www.stat.tamu.edu.


Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu or Dr. Jianhua Huang, (979) 845-5650 or jianhua@stat.tamu.edu

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