November is Native American Heritage month. Please enjoy this piece by our Student Programs Administrator, Kathleen Cloutier.
On the Road the Explore My Native American Ancestry
I would like to thank the Statistics Department at Harvard University for the opportunity to celebrate my grandparents in this public forum. I am normally a very private person, yet I owe it to them to share their story.
Both my grandparents on my father’s side passed away, and unfortunately, we did not have a chance to say our goodbyes in person. I always hoped to talk...
Department of Statistics is delighted to report that Professor Kelly McConville has formally accepted our offer of a Senior Lectureship in the Department of Statistics at Harvard, starting 1 Jan 2022. You can learn more about her at https://mcconville.rbind.io/.
The Harvard Statistics Department is delighted that Professor Sham Kakade will be joining Harvard University as Professor of Computer Science and Statistics from 1 January 2022. You can read more about him at ...
Niloy Biswas, a PhD student at the Harvard’s Department of Statistics, was given the 2021 Laplace Award by the American Statistical Association. The ASA wrote “Niloy was selected for his paper titled "Coupled Markov chain Monte Carlo for high-dimensional regression with Half-t priors" authored with Anirban Bhattacharya (Texas A&M), Pierre E. Jacob (Harvard), and James E. Johndrow (University of Pennsylvania). Xiao-Li Meng is Niloy's advisor. ” More details are at:
Professor Susan Murphy, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science, has been awarded the 2021 Van Wijngaarden Award for improving decision making in health. The award is presented by the CWI every 5 years to a mathematician and computer scientist of special significance. The announcement is below:
Professor Joseph K. Blitzstein has set a new record for his celebrated Stat110 course, Introduction to Probability. This year his course enrollment is 684. This is the highest ever for a Statistics course at Harvard and we think it is the highest ever for any course at Harvard College which has a calculus prerequisite. Congratulations and thanks Joe!
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies has written about Dr. Arianna Rosenbluth, alumni of Radcliffe College, who was the first to implement a MCMC algorithm --- which revolutionized statistics in the 1990s onwards.