Department of Experimental Statistics Profile

Elizabeth Swoope  |  10/29/2010 1:01:44 AM

You can access a PDF version of the Department of Experimental Statistics Profile below.

Department of Experimental Statistics Office
161 Agricultural Administration Building
LSU campus

Phone: 225-578-8303

Fax: 225-578-8344

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

James P. Geaghan, Ph.D.
Department Head/Professor
E-mail


Web site:
www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/departments/Experimental_Statistics/


Academic Focus:
The department offers both thesis and non-thesis programs leading to the Master of Applied Statistics degree. These programs prepare students to apply sound statistical methodology to the solution of quantitative programs.

The department is unique in its strong orientation toward the application of statistics. Faculty provide expert statistical support for the university community.


Academic/Research Highlights

  • The department is the principal source of statistical education, research and service to the Louisiana State University and the Louisiana State University AgCenter.
  • Faculty members:
    • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics to the university community.
    • Provide statistical consulting support to faculty and students for their research projects.
    • Serve on graduate committees in other departments.
    • Collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects with faculty from a wide variety of departments, schools and colleges.
    • Supervise graduate students in applied statistics.
    • Conduct independent research programs, including projects funded through external grants and contracts.
    • Provide free state-of-the-art statistical consulting services to all faculty, staff and students affiliated with the university and the LSU AgCenter.
  • The department offers a Stat Help desk, enabling students to e-mail questions regarding statistical analysis.
    Administratively, the Department of Experimental Statistics is located within the College of Agriculture and the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which is part of the LSU AgCenter.


Significance of Programs

  • The department’s consulting service is a collegial outreach for cross-fertilization of ideas and the promotion of sound statistical methods.
  • Basic statistical concepts and analysis and interpretation are important for all research projects.
  • Standard techniques for analysis and interpretation are made available to students through undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the department.


Department of Experimental Statistics Facts

  • 7 tenured faculty, 2 assistant/associate professors and 3 instructors.
  • 36 graduate students.
  • Houses the Stat Help desk, which provides LSU and LSU AgCenter faculty, staff and students with information on data entry, retrieval and management; treatment of data, and statistical analysis assistance.
  • An SAS basics video tutorial is available online and in an iPod version.


Future Plans

  • Consulting service may lead the Department of Experimental Statistics to create new statistical methodology or generate special problems or theses for experimental statistics students.
  • Continue to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects with faculty from a wide variety of departments, schools and colleges.
  • Continue to serve on graduate committees providing statistical analysis.
  • Continue to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics.
  • Continue to conduct independent research programs including projects funded through external grants and corporations.
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