We are delighted that Lucas Janson will join the Harvard Statistics Department on 1st July 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Statistics. Lucas is currently a PhD student in statistics at Stanford. Lucas describes his work in the following way: “I am interested in both theoretical and applied statistical problems. On the theoretical side, I am concentrating on high-dimensional statistical inference, robust machine learning, and robotic motion-planning. Read more about Lucas Janson joins Harvard Statistics
We are delighted that Professor Susan Murphy will join the Harvard Statistics Department on 1st September 2017 as a Professor of Statistics and the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Susan is currently H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics & Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She has received many awards during her career, including being a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a MacArthur Fellow.
The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Statistics. The appointment, which will be associated with undergraduate statistics courses, is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. For complete position description, required qualifications, and to apply, go to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7450
From the Royal Statistical Society announcement: “The 2017 Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Neil Shephard for his seminal paper "Non-Gaussian Ornstein-Uhlenbeck-based models and some of their uses in financial economics" written jointly with Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen, and read to the Society in 2001, exemplifying his highly influential contributions across Statistics, Econometrics and Finance, including particle filtering, stochastic volatility models and the statistical analysis of high-frequency data.” Read more about 2017 Guy Medal in Silver for Professor Neil Shephard
The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its inaugural Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The normal duration of the Fellowship is two years. Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses. A focus of this program is on methodological foundations, including most of statistics. More information is available here.
Harvard Magazine reports "...explosion of excitement about studying statistics. The latter likely reflects not only intellectual advances and the enthusiasm for big data, but also a refreshed faculty and improvements in pedagogy and outreach to potential concentrators. Read more about Harvard Mag: Here Come the Quants!