Three Statistics Department 2016-17 Hoopes Prize Winners

June 13, 2017
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The Department congratulates our three 2016-17 Hoopes Prize winners:

Matthew Theodore DiSorbo, for his submission entitled “Probability!”—nominated by Professor Joseph Blitzstein

Victor Jacob Kamenker, for his submission entitled “‘Caring for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle’ Through Numbers: An Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs Population Forecasts”—nominated by Professors Daniel Carpenter and Michael Parzen

Yunhan Xu, for her submission entitled “A Small Study of Epic Proportions: Toward a Statistical Reading of the Aeneid”—nominated by Professor Joseph Blitzstein

Harvard grants annual Hoopes Prize awards to undergraduates on the basis of outstanding scholarly work or research. More details about the awards and the winners are available at