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.
The Statistics Department’s Susan Murphy gave an online workshop on micro-randomized trials on June 14th 2018 from 3 to 5 pm. For more information, please visit The Methodology Center at Penn State's page.
Harvard’s Dean of Science, Professor Jeremy Bloxham, reported on 3rd May 2018 that “I am delighted to announce that Samuel Kou, Professor of Statistics, has agreed to become the next chair of Statistics, beginning July 1st, 2018. Samuel will bring to the chairmanship the thoughtful style and dedication for which he is so well regarded, and I have every confidence that the Department will continue to flourish under his leadership.”
Outgoing chair, Professor Neil Shephard, remarked: “Sam will be a wonderful chair. He leads by example, his brilliance in both research and teaching is very...