Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Elected member of the Board of Directors, Tanterra Home Owners Association (HOA) which represents 390 households, Brookeville, Maryland (November 9, 2011-present).
Appointed representative of the Tanterra Home Owners Association (HOA) at the Greater Olney Civic Association (GOCA), Maryland (December 8, 2010-present).
Nominated for a Trachtenberg Prize and a Bender Teaching Award at George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia (2004).
Runner-up Outstanding Presentation Award given by the ASA Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences (SPES) for a talk on “Robustness of Multivariate EWMA Control Charts when the Covariance Matrix is estimated using Small Samples” presented in the Joint Statistical Meetings held in New York, New York (August 2002).
Awarded Instructional Fee Scholarship, Dept. of Statistics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (full: 1989-1990; partial: 1990-1995).
Served as a member of the Judiciary Panel, Graduate Honor System, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (1993-1995).
Elected president of the Hellenic Association at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (1994-1995).
Elected president of the International Club at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (1987-1988).
Presented a paper titled “Improving Statistical Literacy Through Supplemental Instruction” in ICOTS9, the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Flagstaff, AZ (July 2014).
“Improving Risk Literacy through Supplemental Instruction,” presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Montreal, Canada (August 2013).
“Design of Cost-effective Experiments” presented in the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Section on Risk Analysis, held in Miami, Florida (August 2011).
“Design of Cost-effective Experiments” presented in the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (June 2011).
Model Lecture on “Introduction to Confidence Intervals” presented in the Department of Statistics, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia (March 2011).
Gave a seminar in the Center for Vaccine Development, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (November 2007).
Presented a paper on “Design of Cost-effective Experiments” in the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS): Cluster of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability, held in Atlanta, Georgia (October 2003).
Gave a talk in the Statistical Engineering Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland (October 2002).
Gave a seminar in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Surveillance, and Epidemiology of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia (September 2002).
Presented a paper on “Multivariate Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts based on the Sign and Signed-Rank Statistics” in the International Conference on Current Advances and Trends in Nonparametric Statistics held in Crete, Greece (July 2002).
Presented a seminar on “Nonparametric MEWMA control charts using small samples” in the Seminar Series of the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (November 2000).
Presented a seminar on “Multivariate nonparametric control charts using small samples” in the Seminar Series of the Department of Statistics at George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia (April 2000).