Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)



2019 Kenan Fellows Program

SAMSI brings together researchers from applied mathematics, statistics and numerous areas of science to foster joint research and collaboration. It has a direct impact on people’s careers at all levels from undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows to junior and senior researchers and through their education and outreach programs for undergraduates and K-12 teachers.

In 2019, SAMSI reported:

  • approximately 90 undergraduates attended undergraduate workshops;
  • and 44 graduate students from 28 universities attended the graduate student Industrial Mathematical and Statistical Modeling workshop.
  • Two graduate-level courses were taught during the 2019 academic year, one on Uncertainty Quantification and one on Precision Medicine. Both courses regularly had about 35 participants.

SAMSI research programs underway for 2019-2020 include the following:

  • Program on Games, Decisions, Risk and Reliability (GDRR).
  • SAMSI is currently supporting Kenan Fellow Shannon Bowman of Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School (Wake County Schools) on her project titled Using Statistics to Solve Authentic Problems. Her mentor is Dr. David Banks, Director of SAMSI.