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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
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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 Reading of the...

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Harvard' Master of Science (SM) Degree in Data Science

May 10, 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), will train students in the rapidly growing field of data science. The first class will start at Harvard in the Fall of 2018. More details are at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/programs/graduate/applied-computation/master-of-science-in-data-science. Read more about Harvard' Master of Science (SM) Degree in Data Science
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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

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2017 Dempster Prize Winners: Espen Bernton and Xinran Lin

May 9, 2017

The Department of Statistics has awarded the 2017 Dempster Prize to Espen Bernton and Xinran Lin for their research papers.  The award “supports and recognize promising graduate students within the Department of Statistics, in particular those who have made significant contributions to theoretical or foundational research in statistics.”  It is named in honor of Professor Arthur P. Dempster.  Espen’s paper was entitled “Inference in generative models using Wasserstein distance,” while Xinran’s paper was called “Randomization inference for peer effects.”

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Triple Honors for Donald B. Rubin

April 4, 2017
Donald B. Rubin, John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics, has been awarded the 2017 Waksberg Award for Statistical Contributions to Survey Methodology and the 2017 Rao Prize for Outstanding Research in Statistics. In June, he will receive an honorary degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Congratulations, Professor Rubin! The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honor of Joseph Waksberg to recognize his contributions to survey methodology. Each year a prominent survey statistician is chosen to write a paper that reviews the development... Read more about Triple Honors for Donald B. Rubin
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Lucas Janson joins Harvard Statistics

March 15, 2017
We are delighted that Lucas Janson will join the Harvard Statistics Department on 1st July 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Statistics.  Lucas is currently a PhD student in statistics at Stanford.  Lucas describes his work in the following way: “I am interested in both theoretical and applied statistical problems. On the theoretical side, I am concentrating on high-dimensional statistical inference, robust machine learning, and robotic motion-planning. On the applied side, I have been fortunate to work with a number of excellent collaborators in fields such as immunology, surgery,... Read more about Lucas Janson joins Harvard Statistics
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Professor Susan Murphy joins Harvard Statistics

March 8, 2017
We are delighted that Professor Susan Murphy will join the Harvard Statistics Department on 1st September 2017 as a Professor of Statistics and the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Susan is currently H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics & Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She has received many awards during her career, including being a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a MacArthur Fellow.