Research for Undergraduates Summer Institute of Statistics
June 14 - August 20, 2021
Length of Program
This is a 10-week summer program. The goal is to prepare undergraduate
students for a graduate research career in the Statistical Sciences, especially those
students from underrepresented minority groups. RUSIS@OSU will be held at
Oregon State University, and students will have access to cutting-edge
computational facilities and state-of-the-art teaching classrooms.
Undergraduate Students must be US citizens or Permanent Residents, and
must not hold any undergraduate degree by the end of the summer of 2021.
Students majoring in mathematics, computer science, statistics, or related fields
and who have had the calculus sequence and a course in linear or matrix algebra
are eligible to apply.
Amount of Award and Deadline for Apply
Students will receive a $5,000* stipend, plus up to $600.00 for travel
expenses. The program will provide lodging and meals for students at the
University dormitories. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2021. Date for
notification of acceptance is April 15, 2021.
* Taxes may be deducted from this amount.
Typical Summer Schedule
RUSIS@OSU will start with courses in computation (e.g. R, Python,
Mathematica or MatLab, Latex) and probability, stochastic processes and
statistical inference. The computation course will run for approximately 3 – 4
The statistics courses will run for 3 weeks and several ideas from extreme value theory,
survival analysis, and multiple comparisons will be introduced. An example of a typical
schedule looks as follows:
|9:00 – 12:00 Probability- stochastic processes – statist
|9:00 – 12:00 Probability- stochastic processes –
statistical inference course
|12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
||12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
|1:10 – 4:00 Computation short course by
|1:10 – 3:30 Computational short course by graduate
|4:00 – 5:00 Computation homework
assignments under TA supervision
|3:30 – 5:00 Meet as a group with mentors and TA
to discuss various topics: improving program; Graduate
school; projects; watch videos (Fermat’s last theorem); etc.
During the 4 week of the program, students will begin research work in
groups. Projects will be selected from areas including, but not limited to, Extreme
Value Theory, Multiple Comparisons, Multivariate Survival Analysis, and
other biomedical and statistical problems. It is expected that the research work
will lead to a presentation at a National meeting and, when the work is of
sufficient merit, to a publication in a professional journal.
Mail finished application to:
Professor Javier Rojo
Oregon State University, Statistics Department
239 Weniger Hall
Corvallis, OR. 97331-4606
Supported through generous grants from:
The National Science Foundation and The National Security Agency