Mason Department of Statistics welcomes new faculty


The George Mason University Department of Statistics welcomed eight new faculty members in 2020 – 2021.  

“The research portfolios of these new faculty members are excellent, representing wide-ranging important fields in modern statistics and data science,” says Jiayang Sun, department chair.  

The new faculty members, listed alphabetically, are as follows: Jonathan Auerbach, Isuru Dassanayake, Inchi Hu, David Kepplinger, Ben Seiyon Lee, Mary Meyer, Kenneth Pasiah, and Lily Wang. 

According to Kepplinger, the Department of Statistics, which is a part of the School of Computing within Mason’s College of Engineering and Computing, is poised for growth. 

“The research culture at Mason and the statistics department, in particular, is built around the idea of collaboration,” he says. “Everyone is open to sharing ideas and joining forces.” 

A recent article in AMSTAT News describes the background of each of the eight new hires, who are internationally recognized experts in the areas of health care, economics, technology, clinical trials, and public policy.