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Fall 2018 Teaching Awards Announced

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to the following Statistics Department students and affiliates, who were awarded Bok Center Teaching Awards, for their teaching in Fall 2018 Statistics courses!


for Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants and Course Assistants
Fall 2018
By Course

STAT 110 Chen, Jennifer
STAT 110 Deng, Angela
STAT 110 Deuschle, William
STAT 110 Ding, Diana
STAT 110 Fried,...

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Susan Murphy

Professor Susan Murphy wins Guy Medal in Silver, 3rd Win in a row for HU Statistics Affiliates

January 31, 2019

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...

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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

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


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

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