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Archive: February 2016


New round of seed funding to advance Iowa State’s data-driven science

By Office of the Vice President for Research

The Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research (PIIR) in Data-Driven Science is launching a new round of internal funding to develop cross-college research teams that aggressively pursue external research grants in Big Data. Initial white-paper proposals are due March 21. PIIR in Data-Driven Science is designed to help position Iowa State as a leader in the…

Alicia Carriquiry

Iowa State statistician organizes symposium to discuss stronger science behind forensics

By Iowa State University News Service

AMES, Iowa – The forensic evidence presented in courtrooms needs to be backed by more statistical and scientific study, said the organizer of a symposium on the forensic sciences. “A lot of science hasn’t been brought to bear in forensics,” said Alicia Carriquiry, an Iowa State University statistician, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences…