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Jerry Reiter appointed to Committee on National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Jerry Reiter was appointed to the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academy of Sciences.  The mission of CNSTAT is to "improve the statistical methods and information on which public policy decisions are based."  Jerry is appointed to a three year term.

ASA President and Jerry Reiter comment on pending legislation in The Hill

Friday, June 23, 2017
President of the American Statistical Association Barry Nussbaum and Duke Statistical Science Professor Jerry Reiter published an opinion on the HONEST Act in The Hill.  Their opinion points out shortcomings of the proposed legislation.  The opinion can be read at  http://thehill.... Read More »

Statistician Tops List of Best Jobs in 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
From AMSTAT News Online:  Online career guidance website CareerCast.com has ranked “statistician” as the best job in its 2017 jobs report. The occupation has teetered near the top in recent years, having grown in popularity as demand for this position’s unique skill set has skyrocketed... Read More »

Statistical Science Students Issac Lavine and Michael Lindon win 2016-17 BEST Award

Sunday, May 14, 2017
The 2016-17 BEST Award was announced during the Annual Graduation Reception of the Department of Statistical Science, held at the Rickhouse on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Professor Jerry Reiter presented the BEST Award 2016-17 to Statistical Science Ph.D students Isaac Lavine and Michael Lindon... Read More »

Corey Vernot: Making Statistics Work Across Many Fields

Thursday, May 11, 2017
My favorite Duke memory is watching Duke beat UNC this year with my friends in Cameron. Read More

Lorin Crawford: I Knew I Belonged at Duke When ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Coming from a small HBCU, Lorin Crawford had some concerns about coming to Duke for graduate school, but his interview session put those concerns to rest. See his complete video interview here.

Alumni Profile: Ana Rappold

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Ana Rappold graduated from Duke with a Ph.D. in Statistics and Decision Sciences in 2004. After graduating, she joined the Environmental Protection Agency, first as a postdoctoral fellow and later as a Principal Investigator.  She is currently the scientific lead on research aimed at... Read More »

DSS Alumni Visit and Dinner

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Duke Statistical Science Alumni will be visiting campus on Friday, 4/14/2017 and meeting with Master's students as part of a career development program. Alums will have an opportunity to meet with former advisors and other faculty as well. A dinner is planned that evening for Master's students with... Read More »

Researchers Win $1.2M to Study Social Mobility in Meerkats

Thursday, March 23, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. -- To learn what power dynamics mean for health, consider the meerkat. Squirrel-sized members of the mongoose family, meerkats are remarkable team players. Although they live in groups of up to 50, a single male and female monopolize the bulk of the breeding. The rest help with... Read More »

MSS Open House on Friday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
On Friday, March 24, the Statistical Science Department is hosting an Open House for students admitted to the Master's in Statistical Science program. Students can visit the department to learn more about the MSS, chat with faculty about teaching, research and career opportunities, and meet with... Read More »

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