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.
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has honored Professor Natesh Pillai, Professor of Statistics, by electing him to their Fellowship in their 2021 intake.
Dr. Pillai received the award for significant contributions to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods, mixing times of Markov chains and bridging the gap between applied probability, statistics, and computation.
The Faculty of the Department of Statistics is delighted to report that Dr. Morgane Austern will be joining us as an Assistant Professor of Statistics from 1 July 2021. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Microsoft Research NE. Dr. Austern received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2019. Morgane’s work covers statistics, machine learning and probability theory.
The 2021 International Prize in Statistics, has been awarded to our colleague Nan Laird, Professor of Biostatistics (Emerita) at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health for her work on powerful methods that have made possible the analysis of complex longitudinal studies.
The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the 2020 Dempster Prize will be awarded to Lu Zhang for her “Floodgate: inference for model-free variable importance.”
Previous winners of the Dempster Prize are: Wenshuo Wang in 2019; Robin Gong in 2018; Espen Bernton & Xinran Lin in 2017; Anqi Zhao & David Jones in 2016; Panagiotis Toulis in 2015; Peng Ding in 2014; Bo Jiang in 2013; and Alexander Blocker in 2012. The Dempster Prize is named in honor of Professor Arthur P. Dempster....
Congratulations to Professor Xihong Lin, who is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics and Professor of Biostatistics in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has been awarded the 2021 Mosteller Statistician of the Year award from the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. The award is in recognition of her pioneering work on statistical methods for the analysis of massive genomic, epidemiological, and health data, and of her leadership and major contributions to the statistics community locally, nationally, and internationally.
We are delighted to relay that Pierre Jacob, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, has been awarded the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Bronze for this research. The citation is below. The first Guy medal was awarded in 1892 (to Charles Booth), the first Guy Medal in Bronze in 1936 (to W. G Cochran).