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Alum Chiranjit Mukherjee moves to Netflix

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Duke StatSci alum Chiranjit Mukherjee (Ph.D. 2011), until recently a Statistician at Google, has now started in his new position as Senior Data Scientist at Netflix, Science & Algorithms, Los Gatos, CA. Congrats to Chiranjit- and, let's look forward to an increasingly Bayesian Netflix!

Two StatSci Teams are Winners of the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge

Monday, June 15, 2015
Two of the 11 teams that won the innovative and highly competitive LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge are led by Duke Statistics faculty  David Banks, Katherine Heller, and David Dunson. In addition, incoming Assistant Professor Alex Volvofsky is part of the winning team... Read More »

Gabriel Huerta Named to NISS Board of Trustees

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Congratulations to Gabriel Huerta, 1998 Department of Statistical Science Ph.D. alumnus, on his recent appointment to the NISS Board of Trustees.

Joe Futoma Wins 2015 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Joe Futoma, who has been awarded a 2015 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship! The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. NDSEG selections are made by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office... Read More »

Statistical Science 3rd Year PhD Student Kaoru Irie Wins the 2014-15 BEST Award

Sunday, May 10, 2015
The 2014-15 BEST Award winner was announced during the Annual Graduation Reception of the Department of Statistical Science, 21C Museum Hotel, downtown Durham, on Sunday, May 10th, 2015. BEST Award Winner 2014-15: Statistical Science 3rd Year PhD Student Kaoru Irie, in recognition of his... Read More »

Statistical Science Graduation Celebration

Sunday, May 10, 2015
DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION AND LUNCHEON Sunday, May 10, 2015 21c Museum Hotel - http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/durham/ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Event contact and RSVP : Karen Whitesell, karen@stat.duke.edu Suggested Parking and Accessible Transportation Durham Centre Deck, 300 Morgan Street... Read More »

Alumna Lynn Lin moves to PSU

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Duke StatSci alumna Lynn Lin (Ph.D. 2012, and currently a post-doc involved in research in Bayesian methodology and computational biology in Seattle at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), will start a new position as Assistant Professor of Statistics at Penn State University later this... Read More »

Lorin Crawford NSF Graduate Research Program Fellowship Recipient

Friday, April 3, 2015
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Lorin Crawford, who was recently selected to receive a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowship! His award will provide him a stipend and the university will receive funding to cover his tuition and fees for a period of three years. As... Read More »

New Assistant Professor in StatSci - Beka Steorts

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Department of Statistical Science will have a new faculty member in 2015, Rebecca or Beka Steorts! Steorts received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida under the supervision of Malay Ghosh, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie... Read More »

Mice Sing Like Songbirds to Woo Mates: New statistical tool helps analyze songs of mice in hot pursuit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
From Duke Today article April 1, 2015 A Male mouse sings loud and complex song when eligible bachelorette is nearby but not sighted. When he's in her presence, he sings more quietly and simply. Credit - Jonathan Chabout, Duke University   Male mice sing surprisingly complex... Read More »

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