The New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports is a meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data. The symposium format is a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. It was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, and will return to the Harvard campus in 2019. More information may be found here.
G2 PhD student Ryan Lee, two Ph.D. students from the Harvard Biostatistics program (Siyuan Ma, Boyu Ren), and a Ph.D. student from MIT (Eric Alt) took home the first place at the Boston Citadel-Correlation One Datathon! Around 700 people initially entered this competition. Their prize was a $20,000 check. They now go on to compete at the Global competition on 27 Nov 2017. Congratulations Ryan!
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
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
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.
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-...
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...