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Creative People have Better Connected Brains

Monday, February 20, 2017
From today.duke.edu DURHAM, N.C. –- Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the “right-brain” myth -- a new study suggests it’s how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly... Read More »

Nicole Dalzell wins Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Nicole Dalzell has won the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is intended "to celebrate and honor exemplary teaching by currently enrolled Ph.D. students who are engaged in teaching Duke undergraduate or graduate students. Each spring, The Graduate School recognizes up to three... Read More »

Professor of Practice Opening

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Department of Statistical Science at Duke is looking to hire a professor of the practice to help grow and run our new master's in statistical science. This position is a great opportunity for Ph.D.-level statisticians with industry connections and/or experience. For more information, please see... Read More »

2016 DSS Halloween Party

Saturday, October 29, 2016
The 2016 Statistics Halloween Party will be from 8:00 to midnight at Croasdaile Country Club on Saturday Oct. 29. In addition to the usual festivity, this year's party will feature a special celebration for Mike's 60th birthday! So please join us!

Jerry Reiter Receives 2016 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Jerry Reiter is the recipient of the 2016 Duke Outstanding Postdoc Mentor award. This award is given annually to a Duke faculty member. For additional description of the award, see https://postdoc.duke.edu/duke-postdoctoral-awards .

Mike West Presents a Turing Lecture

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Mike West, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics & Decision Sciences in Duke's Department of Statistical Science,  presented a Turing Lecture in London in July,  in the inaugural series of talks at the Alan Turing Institute (ATI),  "the UK’s national centre for data... Read More »

Open Rank Position in StatSci @Duke

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tenure Track, Open Rank Professor Position The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University invites applications for tenure-track appointments at any level, beginning in Fall 2017. Appointments will be made in connection with the Quantitative Initiative at Duke. Preference will be given... Read More »

Xi Chen wins SBSS Student Paper Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Xi Chen, one of the 2016 Student Paper Awardees of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) of the American Statistical Association. Xi presented the research in her winning paper, "Bayesian dynamic modeling and analysis of streaming network data",... Read More »

Kelly Moran Wins Award at JSM 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Congratulations to new first year PhD student, Kelly Moran, who was awarded a Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship Honorable Mention at the awards ceremony on July 31, 2016 at the Joint Statistical Meeting held in Chicago.

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel wins Waller Award at JSM 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
These honors—the Waller Distinguished Teaching Career and Waller Education awards—were established with a contribution from retired ASA Executive Director Ray Waller and his wife, Carolyn. The former recognizes an individual for sustained excellence in teaching and statistics education, and the... Read More »

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