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Fall 2018 Teaching Awards Announced

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to the following Statistics Department students and affiliates, who were awarded Bok Center Teaching Awards, for their teaching in Fall 2018 Statistics courses!

CERTIFICATES OF DISTINCTION IN TEACHING for Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants and Course Assistants
Fall 2018: By Course

STAT 110 Chen, Jennifer
STAT 110 Deng, Angela
STAT 110 Deuschle, William
STAT 110 Ding, Diana
STAT 110 Fried, William
STAT 110 Garrett...

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Susan Murphy

Professor Susan Murphy wins Guy Medal in Silver, 3rd Win in a row for HU Statistics Affiliates

January 31, 2019

Professor Susan Murphy has won this year's Guy Medal in Silver. 

From the Royal Statistical Society:
"The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Susan Murphy for her methodological, computational and applied work on dynamic treatment regimens. Susan’s influential JRSSB paper in 2003 on Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimens proposed a methodology for estimating decision regimens that result in a maximal mean response, consistent with an elegantly-defined regret function and for use with experimental or observational data. Substantial follow-up work on multi-stage decision...

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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!