The Harvard Statistics Department is delighted that Professor Sham Kakade will be joining Harvard University as Professor of Computer Science and Statistics from 1 January 2022. You can read more about him at ...
Niloy Biswas, a PhD student at the Harvard’s Department of Statistics, was given the 2021 Laplace Award by the American Statistical Association. The ASA wrote “Niloy was selected for his paper titled "Coupled Markov chain Monte Carlo for high-dimensional regression with Half-t priors" authored with Anirban Bhattacharya (Texas A&M), Pierre E. Jacob (Harvard), and James E. Johndrow (University of Pennsylvania). Xiao-Li Meng is Niloy's advisor. ” More details are at:
Professor Susan Murphy, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science, has been awarded the 2021 Van Wijngaarden Award for improving decision making in health. The award is presented by the CWI every 5 years to a mathematician and computer scientist of special significance. The announcement is below:
Professor Joseph K. Blitzstein has set a new record for his celebrated Stat110 course, Introduction to Probability. This year his course enrollment is 684. This is the highest ever for a Statistics course at Harvard and we think it is the highest ever for any course at Harvard College which has a calculus prerequisite. Congratulations and thanks Joe!
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies has written about Dr. Arianna Rosenbluth, alumni of Radcliffe College, who was the first to implement a MCMC algorithm --- which revolutionized statistics in the 1990s onwards.
The Department has decided to award the 2021 Undergraduate Department of Statistics Prize to Asher Spector for his superb coursework in the concentration and for an outstanding thesis.
The Undergraduate Department of Statistics Prize was founded in 2020. It is given annually to the graduating senior concentrator who has the best overall performance (as indicated by coursework results and thesis) and who...
The Department is delighted that our Professor Tracy Ke has won the Peter Hall IMS Early Career Prize. The IMS announcement is below.
The Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize recognizes early-career research accomplishments and research promise in statistics, broadly construed. The 2021 recipient of the Peter Gavin Hall IMS Early Career Prize is Zheng Tracy Ke of Harvard University.