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Statistics Graduate Student Earns SAS Fellowship

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Kasia Dobrzycka
Kasia Dobrzycka

First-year Ph.D. student Kasia Dobrzycka has been awarded the SAS Computational Statistics Fellowship by the Department of Statistics.

The three-year fellowship, worth $40,000 per year, is awarded to students who are interested in augmenting their graduate education with computer science courses and software development experience. Fellowship recipients are selected based on their academic performance in math and statistics courses and their general interests and skills in computational statistics. Candidates are selected by the department and the JMP business division of SAS, the world’s largest privately held software company, which emerged from the Department of Statistics in the 1970s.

Dobrzycka, a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees in statistics and mathematics, is the eighth recipient of the fellowship. She has worked as a Java developer and is pursuing computational statistics research.

The fellowship, established in 2000, is funded by annual gifts from SAS. Company co-founder and executive vice president John Sall directs JMP, which creates interactive and highly visual statistical discovery software for engineers and scientists. Sall studied graduate-level statistics at NC State and has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the university.