Professor Susan A. Murphy became President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics on 31st July 2019, taking over from our own Professor Xiao-Li Meng. Other Harvard Faculty members who were, at one time or other, President are W.G. Cochran (1946), Herman Chernoff (1968), Frederick Mosteller (1975) and Xiao-Li Meng (2019). Congratulations Susan!
Xiao-Li Meng founded and is the first editor of the Harvard Data Science Review, which launched 2 July 2019. It is an open access journal of the Harvard Data Science Initiative published by the MIT Press. See more details at: https://hdsr.mitpress.mit.edu/.
Congratulations to Luke Miratrix, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Statistics Department Affiliate. Luke has been awarded a 2019 Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award. The award highlights mentors who help their graduate advisees thrive at Harvard. Graduate students nominate faculty for the award, and winners are chosen by a Harvard Graduate Student Council selection committee.
The Faculty of the Department of Statistics is delighted to report that Pragya Sur will be joining us as an Assistant Professor of Statistics from 1 July 2020. She will be spending 2019-20 working as a post-doc with Professor Cynthia Dwork at Harvard. Pragya is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Pragya works on high-dimensional statistical inference, variable selection, causality, and fairness in machine learning algorithms.
The Faculty of the Department of Statistics is delighted to report that Dr. Subhabrata Sen will be joining us as an Assistant Professor of Statistics from 1 July 2019. He is currently Schramm Postdoctoral Fellow at Microsoft Research NE and MIT Mathematics. Dr. Sen received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2017. Subhabrata work covers statistics, machine learning and applied probability. He has recently been focusing on models for random graphs and contagion models on social networks.