MSS News

New MSS Graduate Consultative Committee (GCC) and MSS Ambassadors (2018-2019)

This year we received many applications for membership in the MSS GCC and the following students are selected to serve:  

Graduate Consultative Committee (GCC) - Melanie Lai Wai (2nd year), Sam Voisin (1st year), Ziwei Zhu (1st year), Jonathan Klus (1st year)

MSS Ambassadors - Jie Chen (2nd year), Michael Valancius (1st year), Ziqian Fu (1st year)

For details on role of MSS GCC and Ambassadors, see the student governance page

Graduate School Resources for Master's Students

The Graduate School has produced a video about the Master’s Workshop Series, prominently featuring MSS student, Yunxuan Li. Find the video on the Professional Development Resources for Master's Students webpage. 

Thank you, Yunxuan, for participating in this project and sharing your experience from this workshop series with your colleagues!

  • Friday (August 31, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm) - Introduction to Professional Development at Duke
  • Thursday (September 13, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm) - Leveraging your Strengths
  • Wednesday (September 19, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm) - Developing your Personal Leadership Brand
  • Monday (October 22, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm) - Preparing PhD Applications: A workshop for Master's Students 

MSS STAT/MATH/COMPUTING Bootcamp (August 14-August 20, 2018)

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MSS and PhD Students working on an exercise during the bootcamp. The bootcamp is a refresher on basic statistics, mathematics, and computation. 

MSS Bootcamp and Orientation Activities (August 14-August 25, August 2018)


MSS Math/Stat Bootcamp for new graduate students is on August 14 and culminate with Computing Bootcamp on August 20. 

Graduate Orientation for new students will be from August 21 to August 24.

Fall Welcome dinner for all students, staff and faculty is on August 25th, Saturday (15 Harvey Place Durham, NC 27705)- 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Graduation (May 2018) 


Congratulations to the 35 Masters students (26 MSS and MSEM students above) who graduated in May 2018 from the Department of Statistical Science. 

Citadel Duke-UNC Data Open (February 2018)

Duke Hakathon

Please join me in congratulating MSS students Cecilia Shi, Xingyu Yan, with Weiyi Li (MS student in Quantitative Financial Economics) for winning the Citadel Duke-UNC Data Open! They will represent the Research Triangle area in the National Data Open later this year! We are very proud of you!

MSS Students in the Health Data Science Internship Program (Jan 2018)

Health Data Science Internship

Congratulations to the MSS Students who are making such critical impacts on our society.

Statistical Science Department Halloween Party (October 2017)

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