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Professor Stephen Blyth's Generosity Featured

Professor Stephen Blyth's Generosity Featured

May 10, 2017

PhD Alumnus and Professor of the Practice Stephen Blyth's generosity is featured on the Harvard Alumni page. "Anyone cataloguing the many gifts Stephen Blyth PhD ’92 has made to Harvard over the last decade could use an annotated guide. He has named each benefaction—whether to financial aid, House Renewal, or graduate education—for his wife, his parents, a faculty advisor, Tufnell Park (a tube stop near his boyhood home in North London), or for other connections. … Read more about Professor Stephen Blyth's Generosity Featured

Harvard’s Master of Science (SM) Degree in Data Science

Harvard’s Master of Science (SM) Degree in Data Science

May 10, 2017

The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of a new Master of Science (SM) degree in Data Science. The new degree, under the joint academic leadership of the Computer Science and Statistics faculties and administered through the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS), will train students in the rapidly growing field of data science. … Read more about Harvard’s Master of Science (SM) Degree in Data Science

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!

The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honor of Joseph Waksberg to recognize his… Read more about Triple Honors for Donald B. 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. On the applied side, I have been fortunate to work with a number of excellent collaborators in fields such as immunology, surgery, and… Read more about Lucas Janson joins Harvard Statistics

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.

The Dean's Distinction Award is given to eligible FAS and SEAS staff members who are nominated by faculty and staff members based on their exceptional service and who act… Read more about Administrative Coordinator Madeleine Straubel is honored with a 2017 FAS Dean's Distinction Award

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.”

Neil Shephard is Professor of Economics and Statistics, in the Economics and… Read more about 2017 Guy Medal in Silver for Professor Neil Shephard