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New associate dean for graduate education

Aleksandra Slavkovic.

23 April 2018


Aleksandra Slavkovic was named associate dean for graduate education in the Eberly College of Science.

Slavkovic is a professor of statistics who joined Penn State in 2004. She has served in various positions in the statistics department, including associate head for diversity and equity and associate head for graduate studies. Slavkovic has affiliated appointments in the Institute for CyberScience, the Department of Public Health Sciences, and the Penn State College of Medicine, and she serves on Penn State’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute Director’s Council. She has also held visiting scholar positions at Cornell University, the University of Minnesota, and Utrecht University.

Slavkovic received master’s degrees in human-computer interaction and in statistics and a doctoral degree in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Her current research interests include statistical data privacy with applications across different domains, algebraic statistics, causal inference, and more broadly, the application of statistics to information sciences and social sciences.

In her role as associate dean for graduate education, Slavkovic will oversee the enhancement of the graduate programs in the college and work closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Climate and Diversity Committee, and the departmental associate heads for equity to foster a positive climate for all members of the college. She will also work with graduate students and faculty in the college to improve graduate student mentoring and training for the full suite of jobs for which graduate students will compete.