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1 December 2023 No Comment
Tapabrata (Taps) Maiti wearing a hat, button down shirt, and jacket.

Tapabrata (Taps) Maiti. Photo courtesy of NSF

Tapabrata (Taps) Maiti

Tapabrata (Taps) Maiti joined the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences this fall as a rotator program director for statistics. Maiti is a foundation professor in the department of statistics and probability at Michigan State University, where he has served as the graduate director of statistics and was the founding codirector for the business and social analytics center. He is also a fellow of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Maiti’s research highlights skills and expertise in statistical theory and methods with a focus on application to real-life data. His interests include the foundation of statistics and data science and statistical learning theory for large and complex spatiotemporal data with biomedical applications. He has more than 100 publications in interdisciplinary journals and has received federal funding to support his research.

Maiti served on the editorial boards of journals such as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Spanish Journal of Statistics, and Sankhya. He travels worldwide, presenting lectures, talks, and workshops and holds academic associations with several universities.

Maiti joins Yong Zeng, Jun Zhu, and Yulia Gel as the statistics program directors.

David Allison

David Allison, ASA member and dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, was named a 2023 fellow of Sigma Xi. Since 2020, the scientific research honor society has selected peer-nominated scientists in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the scientific enterprise.

Founded at Cornell University in 1886, Sigma Xi promotes excellence in scientific investigation and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. It counts more than 200 winners of the Nobel Prize among its membership.

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