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Open Rank Search in Statistical Optimization

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Position Title: Open Rank Search in Statistical Optimization Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty Position Location: Durham, NC 27708 Subject Area: Statistics The Computational, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences community at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications for a... Read More »

Rebecca Steorts elected as a member of the International Statistical Institute

Monday, December 2, 2019
Rebecca Steorts was elected as a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).  Elected members are, per the ISI website, " individuals who are established in their careers and have made significant contributions to the statistical profession."

Didong Li receives 2019 Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award from the IMS

Monday, December 2, 2019
Duke Mathematics Ph.D. student Didong Li, who is advised David Dunson​​ and​​​​​ Sayan Mukherjee is one of the three winners of the 2019 Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award, sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.  Details are in the IMS newsletter. ​

David Dunson on List of 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Friday, November 22, 2019
Professor David Dunson was one of 54 Duke faculty named by Web of Science as one of the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers. They are noted as having "broad community influence" and are chosen from 21 fields. https://today.duke.edu/2019/11/global-list-highly-cited-puts-duke-top-ten  

Fan Li received research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Professor Fan Li received a research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop new causal inference methods for cluster randomized trials with post-randomization selection-bias. To read more, go to PCORI  

Rebecca Steorts awarded grant from Sloan Foundation

Friday, November 8, 2019
Professor Rebecca Steorts was awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  The grant improves upon methods in entity resolution using state-of-the-art techniques from statistics and machine learning, including the development of scalable and distributed models, including... Read More »

David Dunson awarded prestigious grant from the European Research Council

Friday, October 11, 2019
Professor David Dunson is one of the PIs on an international team awarded a €12.5 million grant from the European Research Council.  The team will conduct a planet-wide inventory of life over six years.  As part of the research, they will develop novel statistical methodologies to analyze... Read More »

Lorin Crawford named on The Root 100

Friday, October 4, 2019
Statistical Science PhD alum Lorin Crawford (2017) was named on The Root 100 list, the online magazine’s “annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. It’s our way of honoring the innovators, the leaders, the public figures and game changers whose work from the past year is... Read More »

Duke Awarded TRIPODS Grant

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
TheTRIPODS@Duke Phase I project will develop the foundations of data science both at Duke University and in the broader NC Research Triangle and surrounding region . A total of 25 faculty at Duke representing the disciplines of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistical... Read More »

PhD alum Lurdes Inoue named chair of Biostatistics at Washington 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Duke StatSci alumna Lurdes Inoue (PhD, 1999) has been named the chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. The announcement of her appointment is available at https://sph.washington.edu/news-events/news/lurdes-inoue-appointed-chair-biostatistics. 

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