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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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Three Statistics Department 2016-17 Hoopes Prize Winners

Three Statistics Department 2016-17 Hoopes Prize Winners

June 13, 2017

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...

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Professor Stephen Blyth's Generosity Featured

Professor Stephen Blyth's Generosity Featured

May 10, 2017

PhD Alumnus and Professor of the Practice Stephen Blyth's generosity is featured on the Harvard Alumni page. "Anyone cataloguing the many gifts Stephen Blyth PhD ’92 has made to Harvard over the last decade could use an annotated guide. He has named each benefaction—whether to financial aid, House Renewal, or graduate education—for his wife, his parents, a faculty advisor, Tufnell Park (a tube stop near his boyhood home in North London), or for other connections.... Read more about Professor Stephen Blyth's Generosity Featured