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

September 14, 2017
The Harvard Division of Science recently appointed Dr. Marie-Ab̬le Bind as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow. This Fellowship program is detailed at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/jhdsfprogram/current-fellows. Marie-Ab̬le Bind will continue to be an Associate of our Department, where she has been building her Lab. Marie-Ab̬le Bind is an environmental biostatistician interested in health effects from environmental exposures. Her research is funded by the NIH Early Independence Award program. Read more about Dr. Marie-Abele Bind wins a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellowship
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Stat 110 smashes enrollment record

September 13, 2017
Joe Blitzstein' 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' history needing calculus has been larger). Growing from last year' 485 students, Joe' course is the third largest at Harvard,... Read more about Stat 110 smashes enrollment record
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Professor Edoardo Airoldi gives Medallion Lecture at JSM

August 7, 2017

Professor Edoardo Airoldi gave his 2017 Medallion Lecture at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Baltimore on “Design and Analysis of Randomized Experiments on Networks.” Each year the Institute of Mathematical Statistics selects eight Medallion lecturers from the fields of statistics and probability.

 

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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

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 multidisciplinary collaborative groups, statistics education, or service...

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CS and Statistics @ Harvard team up for Data Science Masters

June 29, 2017
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of a new Master of Science (SM) degree in Data Science. The new degree, under the joint academic leadership of the Computer Science and Statistics faculties and administered through the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will train students in the rapidly growing field of data science. More details: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/programs/graduate/applied-computation/master-of-science-in-data-science Read more about CS and Statistics @ Harvard team up for Data Science Masters