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Professor Xihong Lin Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2018
Professor Xihong Lin, Henry Pickering Walcott Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, Professor of Statistics, and Coordinating Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She has been recognized "for contributions to statistics, genetics, epidemiology, and environmental health through influential and ingenious research in statistical methods and applications in whole-genome sequencing association studies, gene environment, integrative analysis, and complex observational... Read more about Professor Xihong Lin Elected to National Academy of Medicine
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Department Students and Affiliates Awarded Bok Center Teaching Awards

September 21, 2018

Warm congratulations to the following, who were recognized for their teaching in Spring 2018 Statistics courses!

Stat 98: Reagan Mozer
Stat 102: Espen Bernton
Stat 111: Kin Wai Chan
Stat 111: Juan Diaz Maureira
Stat 111: Sanqian Zhang
Stat 117: Albert Wu
Stat 123: Raj Bhuptani
Stat 123: Timothy Bryant
Stat 123: Timothy Kang
Stat 123: David Liang
Stat 123: Gilbert Wassermann
Stat 149: Guillaume Basse
Stat 149: Evan MacKay
Stat 171: John O'Leary
Stat 220: Chenguang Dai

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Harvard Statistics Consulting Service

August 30, 2018

The Department of Statistics now offers free, drop-in consulting on statistical issues arising in research to anyone in the Harvard Community. Ph.D. students, under the supervision of Assistant Professor Lucas Janson, will advise on questions about data analysis and the interpretation of results. Participants are encouraged to seek advice early on in their research but are welcome at all stages. Consulting will begin the second week of the Fall 2018 semester and will be offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters going forward. 

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Stat 110x Goes Live

July 31, 2018
Stat 110 (Introduction to Probability), the 3rd largest undergraduate course at Harvard, has gone digital. After years of hard work by Professor Joseph Blitzstein, people the world over can take the course with an optional certificate at EdX. The course launched less than two weeks ago, and enrollment already stands at 9,077 - and is rising!
From the course description, "Probability and statistics help to bring logic to a world replete with randomness and uncertainty. This course will give you tools needed to understand data, science, philosophy, engineering, economics, and finance. You... Read more about Stat 110x Goes Live
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Senior Lecturer Mark Glickman Elected to ASA Board

July 9, 2018
Mark Glickman has been elected to the American Statistical Association's Board of Directors for the 2018 - 2019 term. He will serve as the Council of Sections Governing Board Representative to the ASA Board. 
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Neil Shephard appointed Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science

June 20, 2018

Professor Neil Shephard, chair of the Statistics Department, has been appointed by Harvard University the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science with effect from 1st July 2017. He will continue to be a faculty member in both the Department of Economics and the Department of Statistics.

This professorship, established through the generous gift of the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Foundation, recognizes an outstanding scientist in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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Two Hoopes Prizes for Undergraduate Senior Thesis Writers

June 14, 2018

Each year Harvard makes awards to the strongest the writers of Senior Theses. This year two Statistics concentrators were given this honor:

Loboda, Katherine for her submission entitled “From Mendel’s Peas to P-Values: A Network Approach to Understanding Complex Disease Heritability”—supervised and nominated by Professor John Quackenbush

Li, Catherine Yiwen for her submission entitled “Novel methods for cross-population prediction of gene expression”—supervised and nominated by Professor Alexander Gusev

Congratulations, Katherine...

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