S.C. Samuel Kou

S.C. Samuel Kou

Chair of Department of Statistics,
Professor of Biostatistics: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Research Interests: 
Stochastic inference in single molecule biophysics, chemistry and biology
Bayesian inference of stochastic models
Nonparametric methods, model selection and empirical Bayes
Monte Carlo methods
Economic and financial modeling


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Stanford University, June 2001.
  • M.S. in Statistics, Stanford University, March 2000.
  • B. S. in Computational Mathematics, Peking University, July 1997.


  • July 2008 -- now, Professor of Statistics, Harvard University
  • July 2005 -- June 2008, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard University
  • July 2001 -- June 2005, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Harvard University
  • September 1997 -- June 2001, Teaching Assistant and Instructor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

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