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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, starting on June 9th and ending on August 4th (we will announce a time soon). Over 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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