Triple Honors for Donald B. Rubin

Triple Honors for Donald B. Rubin

April 4, 2017

Donald B. Rubin, John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics, has been awarded the 2017 Waksberg Award for Statistical Contributions to Survey Methodology and the 2017 Rao Prize for Outstanding Research in Statistics. In June, he will receive an honorary degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Congratulations, Professor Rubin!

Lucas Janson

Lucas Janson joins Harvard Statistics

March 15, 2017

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.

Susan Murphy

Professor Susan Murphy joins Harvard Statistics

March 8, 2017

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. 

Madeleine Straubel

Administrative Coordinator Madeleine Straubel is honored with a 2017 FAS Dean's Distinction Award

February 23, 2017

Congratulations go to Madeleine Straubel for her outstanding service as Administrative Coordinator; handling faculty support, office management, department events, and most recently department website with competence, efficiency, meticulous attention to detail, and great follow-through, while demonstrating good humor, professionalism, and superb judgment.

2017 Guy Medal in Silver for Professor Neil Shephard

2017 Guy Medal in Silver for Professor Neil Shephard

February 8, 2017

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.”

Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows

Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows

January 19, 2017

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.