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Anna Seigal

Dr. Anna Seigal Joins Statistics as an Affiliate Faculty Member

May 27, 2022
The Department of Statistics welcomes Dr. Anna Seigal as an Affiliate Faculty member starting in July 2023.  Dr. Seigal is currently a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard and received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of California.  In July 2023, she will begin her Assistant Professor position with the Applied Mathematics Area at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).  Dr. Seigal’s research interests include tensors and multilinear algebra, applied algebraic geometry, and algebraic statistics.
Books

New Data Book Club Summer 2022

May 12, 2022

Want to read and discuss books about data science and society this summer? Then you should consider joining our Summer 2022 Data Book Club, sponsored by the Harvard Data Science Initiative.  The book club is open to Harvard students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff and will meet on Thursdays from noon to 1pm on Zoom, starting on June 9th and ending on August 4th. Over the course of the course of the summer, we will read and discuss two non-technical books related to data and society.  The first book will be...

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Yash Nair Undergraduate Thesis Prize

Yash Nair awarded 2022 Department’s Undergraduate Prize

May 12, 2022

The Department has decided to award the 2022 Undergraduate Department of Statistics Prize to Yash Nair for his superb coursework in the concentration and for an outstanding thesis.  Congratulations on your achievement, Yash!

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 has contributed significantly to the department....

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Five Hoopes Winners in the Statistics Department

May 6, 2022

Congratulations to the below concentrators (and their advisors) on receiving Hoopes Prizes for their outstanding theses!  This year, we are thrilled to have the following five winners in our Department:

  • Jay Chandra for his project entitled “Classification of Continuous Natural Human Behavior Using Intracranial Field Potentials”—supervised and nominated by Professor Gabriel Kreiman
  • Rachel Guo for her project entitled “On the Effect of Ranger Patrols on Deterring Poaching: A Bayesian Approach for Causal Inference Using Field Tests as an Instrument”—...
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