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McConville's Summer Research Group

Professor Kelly McConville's Undergraduate Research Group Conducts US Forest Service Projects

June 24, 2022

Professor Kelly McConville and her summer undergraduate research group are collaborating on survey statistics projects for the US Forest Service.  More specifically, they are working on several different projects, including an exploration of zero-inflation models for estimating forest parameters over small regions, the creation of a watersheds estimation dashboard to inform new precision targets for forest inventory, small area estimates, and the construction of a tool to share carbon accounting estimates and their standard errors.  During their busy day of research, they...

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Stats and Data Science Conference

Statistics and Data Science Conference with Assistant Professor Tracy Ke

June 14, 2022

Harvard Statistics Assistant Professor Tracy Ke co-led the New Advances in Statistics and Data Science conference from May 24-26 in Hawaii (a delightful location for the conference!) with Assistant Professor Weichen Wang of the University of Hong Kong.  This 3-day conference focused on the new challenges that we face in the big data era.  These challenges call for novel interdisciplinary research combining statistics, machine learning, econometrics, computer science, and biology.  Through a series of engaging talks and poster presentations, leading researchers offered new...

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Ambarish Chattopadhyay Dempster Award

PhD Dempster Award Profile: Ambarish Chattopadhyay

June 8, 2022

“I’m from a place called, it’s a very fancy name, Diamond Harbour, in India.  There are different theories about the origin of the name. I don’t know which one is correct (maybe all of them are wrong!), but one story is that, as the European traders approached the harbor, they saw the shore glittered like diamonds in the rays of the blazing sun and named the place Diamond Harbour.”

Graduating PhD student Ambarish Chattopadhyay offers an inspirational image of his hometown.  When he arrived at the Harvard...

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Yash Nair Undergraduate Thesis Prize

Undergraduate Thesis Prize Profile: Yash Nair

June 8, 2022

“Every weekend I go down to the river and try to learn the first trick that everyone does.  When you see it, it doesn’t look impressive but it’s very scary.  I need all the knee pads and elbow pads before I am comfortable doing it.”

Graduating stats concentrator Yash Nair is not afraid to tackle new challenges, whether it’s landing that first skateboarding trick or officially becoming a stats concentrator only a few months ago (it helped that he took many relevant classes along the way!).  Yash capped off his undergraduate experience by receiving the...

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Congratulations

2020 and 2021 Commencement Celebration on May 29th

June 1, 2022

We welcomed back our 2020 and 2021 PhD, Master's, and concentrator graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with the Statistics Department in person.  It felt very fitting to host our alums in our Science Center, where our students spent much of their time.  The event included toasts by faculty, group photos, and mingling with graduates, faculty, and guests.  We are very proud of our graduates and look forward to following their future careers!

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2022 Class Celebrates Commencement on May 26th

June 1, 2022

We celebrated our Master's, PhD, and concentrator students who graduated in 2021-2022 on Thursday, May 26th, with the Statistics Department, family, and friends.  The event included toasts from the faculty, the presentation of the Undergraduate Thesis Prize and the Dempster Award, and class photos.  Graduates and their guests chatted with faculty about their time in the program and their future plans.  Here's to our graduates and their future endeavors!

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