MSS News

QuaEra Insights recruiting visit to the MS program (February 6, 2019)

Thanks to QuaEra Insights for their discussion on cutting edge data science work this morning. Networking lunch is at noon (#211).


Statistics Master's Alumni Event (November 19, 2018)

Thanks to all MSS and PhD alumni who visited the department for the MSS alumni event. The alumni event was organized by the MS students (primarily, the GCC and MSS Ambassadors) and included an alumni keynote, an alumni Q&A panel and networking. 

Alumni Dinner picture

We had 9 alumni visiting from various industries and all across the US. Participants include; 

  • Andrew Cron, VP of Science, 84.51
  • Kirti Kamboj, Data Scientist, Patientco
  • Faustine Li, Computer Visition Engineer, Descartes Labs
  • Anh Le, Data Scientist, Facebook
  • Michael Lindon, Sr. Statistician, Tesla
  • Layla Liu, Sr. Analyst, McKinsey & Co
  • Steve Liu, PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh
  • Michael Mayhew, Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist, Inflammatix, Inc.
  • Sunith Suresh, Data Scientist, InfiniaML

Master's Industry Day (Statistical Science and Computer Science)- October 15, 2018

The first MSS Master's Industry Day was highly successful with participation from 12 organizations and over 45 MS students. The event provided students with information on career trajectory, industry trends, highlights about the organizations and career paths, and insights into transitioning from graduate school to industry. Organizations were also hiring for full time and internship positions. 

ind day photos

Organizations participating included:                    

  • Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies, Inc.
  • Asurion
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • Conduent
  • Core Compete
  • Duke University
  • Geometric Data Analysis
  • Mob City
  • SAS Institute
  • US EPA
  • Wells Fargo

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)

bootcamp photo

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)

halloween picture