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PhD student Ryan Lee wins Boston Datathon with 3 colleagues

September 25, 2017

G2 PhD student Ryan Lee, two Ph.D. students from the Harvard Biostatistics program (Siyuan Ma, Boyu Ren), and a Ph.D. student from MIT (Eric Alt) took home the first place at the Boston Citadel-Correlation One Datathon! Around 700 people initially entered this competition. Their prize was a $20,000 check. They now go on to compete at the Global competition on 27 Nov 2017. Congratulations Ryan!

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

September 14, 2017

The Harvard Division of Science recently appointed Dr. Marie-Abèle Bind as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow. This Fellowship program is detailed at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/jhdsfprogram/current-fellows. Marie-Abèle Bind will continue to be an Associate of our Department, where she has been building her Lab. Marie-Abèle Bind is an environmental biostatistician interested in health effects from environmental exposures. Her research is...

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Stat 110 smashes enrollment record

Stat 110 smashes enrollment record

September 13, 2017

Joe Blitzstein’s Stat 110 course, Introduction to Probability (which is based on his book https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Probability-Chapman-Statistical-Science/dp/1466575573 joint with Jessica Hwang), hit a new landmark in September 2016. The enrollment for the class was 590, which is the first time a Statistics Department class with a calculus prerequisite has ever been larger than 500 in its history (we are searching the books to see if any course in Harvard’s history needing...

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Sacks Award to Professor Jun Liu

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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F.N David Award for Professor Xihong Lin

F.N David Award for Professor Xihong Lin

August 3, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Xihong Lin, who has been awarded the 2017 Florence N. David Award by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Society of Canada and the Eastern and Western North American Regions of the International Biometric Society). The award is “granted to a female statistician who serves as a role model to other women by her contributions to the profession through excellence in research, leadership of...

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COPSS Presidents’ Award for Professor Tyler VanderWeele

August 3, 2017

 

Congratulations to our Harvard colleague Professor Tyler VanderWeele, who has been awarded the 2017 President’s Award by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Society of Canada and the Eastern and Western North American Regions of the International Biometric Society). The award given to “a young member of the statistical community in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of...

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