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Katherine Loboda and Catherine Yiwen Li

Two Hoopes Prizes for Undergraduate Senior Thesis Writers

June 14, 2018

Each year Harvard makes awards to the strongest the writers of Senior Theses. This year two Statistics concentrators were given this honor:

Loboda, Katherine for her submission entitled “From Mendel’s Peas to P-Values: A Network Approach to Understanding Complex Disease Heritability”—supervised and nominated by Professor John Quackenbush

Li, Catherine Yiwen for her submission entitled “Novel methods for cross-population prediction of gene expression”—supervised and nominated by Professor Alexander Gusev

Congratulations, Katherine...

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Dempster prize 2018

Robin Gong Wins 2018 Dempster Prize

April 30, 2018

The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the 2018 Dempster Prize will be awarded to Robin Gong. She will present her Colloquium entitled “Conditioning rules for sets of probabilities: dilation, sure loss and Simpson’s paradox” at 4.15 Monday 30th April, Science Center 705.

Previous winners of the Dempster Prize are: Espen Bernton & Xinran Lin in 2017; Anqi Zhao & David Jones in 2016; Panagiotis Toulis in 2015; Peng Ding in 2014; Bo Jiang in 2013; and Alexander Blocker in 2012. The Dempster Prize is named in honor of Professor Arthur P. Dempster.

Susan Murphy

Professor Susan A. Murphy to Receive Precision Medicine Luminary Award

March 15, 2018
Susan Murphy, Professor of Statistics and Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, will receive a Luminary Award at the Precision Medicine 2018 World Conference for her work developing innovative data science methods to improve mobile health care for patients with chronic disease. Please visit this page to learn more.

Boston ASA's Outstanding Teaching award to Professor Blitzstein

November 20, 2017
The Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association (BCASA) has announced: The BCASA Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching of Statistics is to be given to Professor Joe Blitzstein, Professor of the Practice of Statistics at Harvard University. Congratulations, Joe!

Dr. Marie-Abele Bind wins a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellowship

September 14, 2017
The Harvard Division of Science recently appointed Dr. Marie-Ab̬le Bind as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow. This Fellowship program is detailed at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/jhdsfprogram/current-fellows. Marie-Ab̬le Bind will continue to be an Associate of our Department, where she has been building her Lab. Marie-Ab̬le Bind is an environmental biostatistician interested in health effects from environmental exposures. Her research is funded by the NIH Early Independence Award program. Read more about Dr. Marie-Abele Bind wins a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellowship

Sacks Award to Professor Jun Liu

August 7, 2017

The 2017 “Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research” has been given to Professor Jun Liu for "For groundbreaking research contributions at the interface of statistics and biology, including algorithms for protein sequence analysis, DNA sequence motif finding, gene expression analysis, and regulatory network elucidation that have become important tools for computational biologists." The Sacks Award is an annual research prize given by the US National Institute of Statistical Sciences for “sustained, high-...

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