Statistics Professor named Radcliffe Fellow for 2015-16
Edo Airoldi's project is called "Big Ideas in Data Science: Focus on Social Science and the Humanities". Only 3% of scholars who applied were similarly honored. Here is a press release.
NESS 2015 Student Awards
Breaking news from the New England Statistics Symposium: Yang Chen is an IBM Student Award winner, and Ed Kao & Justin Yang are both Google Student Poster Award winners. Kudos to all three!
Recent Books by Harvard Stat Dept Faculty
Among the titles are Causal Inference for Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction (by Guido Imbens and Donald Rubin), Handbook of Mixed Membership Models and Their Applications (edited by Edo Airoldi et al.), Introduction to Probability (by Joseph Blitzstein and AB/AM alumnus Jessica Hwang), An Introduction to Quantitative Finance (by Stephen Blyth), Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S. (edited by Alan Agresti and Xiao-Li Meng) and Designs for Clinical Trials (edited by David Harrington). More to come soon...
Panos Toulis awarded 2015 Dempster Prize
Many congratulations to PhD candidate Panos Toulis! Here is more information on this graduate student research prize, awarded annually, named in honor of Professor Emeritus Arthur P. Dempster.
Quadruple Honors for Donald Rubin
Honorary professorships from Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Xian University of Technology, and Shanghai Finance University were awarded to John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics Donald Rubin last autumn. As if these are not enough, this spring he will receive the Doctorate Honoris Causa from Universidad Santo Tomás. An interview with him appeared in Statistical Science, v. 29, pp. 439-457.
Statistics Professor to lead Harvard Management Company
Warm congratulations to Stephen Blyth, Professor of the Practice and PhD alumnus, on being named President and Chief Executive Officer of HMC, which is responsible for investing Harvard’s endowment.
Online STAT 110 Receives Accolades
Our online probability course has recently been praised here (by an aerospace engineer and a cardiologist, among others). The center of all this attention, Joseph Blitzstein, was interviewed here.