The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its inaugural Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The normal duration of the Fellowship is two years. Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses. A focus of this program is on methodological foundations, including most of statistics. More information is available here.
Harvard Magazine reports "...explosion of excitement about studying statistics. The latter likely reflects not only intellectual advances and the enthusiasm for big data, but also a refreshed faculty and improvements in pedagogy and outreach to potential concentrators.… Read more about Harvard Mag: Here Come the Quants!
Congratulations to Professor Rubin, who has been appointed an honorary doctor by the Faculty of Medicine at Uppsala University. According to the press release, "Professor Rubin’s contributions is of particular importance to Swedish researchers because we have unique population registries which can help us understand causalities in clinical practice, especially for patient groups who often are not included in double blind randomised clinical studies, such as the elderly and those with multiple diagnoses." Click… Read more about Honorary MD for Professor Donald B. Rubin