Professor Susan Murphy has won this year's Guy Medal in Silver.
From the Royal Statistical Society: "The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Susan Murphy for her methodological, computational and applied work on dynamic treatment regimens. Susan’s influential JRSSB paper in 2003 on Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimens proposed a methodology for estimating decision regimens that result in a maximal mean response, consistent with an elegantly-defined regret function and for use with experimental or observational data. Substantial follow-up work on multi-stage decision...
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.