The Department of Statistics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Statistics. The appointment, which will be associated with undergraduate statistics courses, is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. For complete position description, required qualifications, and to apply, go to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7450
Congratulations go to Madeleine Straubel for her outstanding service as Administrative Coordinator; handling faculty support, office management, department events, and most recently department website with competence, efficiency, meticulous attention to detail, and great follow-through, while demonstrating good humor, professionalism, and superb judgment.
The Dean's Distinction Award is given to eligible FAS and SEAS staff members who are nominated by faculty and staff members based on their exceptional service
From the Royal Statistical Society announcement: “The 2017 Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Neil Shephard for his seminal paper "Non-Gaussian Ornstein-Uhlenbeck-based models and some of their uses in financial economics" written jointly with Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen, and read to the Society in 2001, exemplifying his highly influential contributions across Statistics, Econometrics and Finance, including particle filtering, stochastic volatility models and the statistical analysis of high-frequency data.”
Neil Shephard is Professor of Economics and Statistics, in the Economics and
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