Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies has written about Dr. Arianna Rosenbluth, alumni of Radcliffe College, who was the first to implement a MCMC algorithm --- which revolutionized statistics in the 1990s onwards.
The Department has decided to award the 2021 Undergraduate Department of Statistics Prize to Asher Spector for his superb coursework in the concentration and for an outstanding thesis.
The Undergraduate Department of Statistics Prize was founded in 2020. It is given annually to the graduating senior concentrator who has the best overall performance (as indicated by coursework results and thesis) and who...
The Department is delighted that our Professor Tracy Ke has won the Peter Hall IMS Early Career Prize. The IMS announcement is below.
The Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize recognizes early-career research accomplishments and research promise in statistics, broadly construed. The 2021 recipient of the Peter Gavin Hall IMS Early Career Prize is Zheng Tracy Ke of Harvard University.
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has honored Professor Natesh Pillai, Professor of Statistics, by electing him to their Fellowship in their 2021 intake.
Dr. Pillai received the award for significant contributions to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods, mixing times of Markov chains and bridging the gap between applied probability, statistics, and computation.
The Faculty of the Department of Statistics is delighted to report that Dr. Morgane Austern will be joining us as an Assistant Professor of Statistics from 1 July 2021. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Microsoft Research NE. Dr. Austern received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2019. Morgane’s work covers statistics, machine learning and probability theory.
The 2021 International Prize in Statistics, has been awarded to our colleague Nan Laird, Professor of Biostatistics (Emerita) at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health for her work on powerful methods that have made possible the analysis of complex longitudinal studies.