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Three Statistics Department 2016-17 Hoopes Prize Winners

Three Statistics Department 2016-17 Hoopes Prize Winners

June 13, 2017

The Department congratulates our three 2016-17 Hoopes Prize winners:

Matthew Theodore DiSorbo, for his submission entitled “Probability!”—nominated by Professor Joseph Blitzstein

Victor Jacob Kamenker, for his submission entitled “‘Caring for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle’ Through Numbers: An Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs Population Forecasts”—nominated by Professors Daniel Carpenter and Michael Parzen

Yunhan Xu, for her submission entitled “A Small Study of Epic Proportions: Toward a Statistical

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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

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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,

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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.