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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 »

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. 

Amy Herring receives Janet L. Norwood Award

Thursday, September 5, 2019
 Professor Amy Herring is the recipient of the 2019 Janet L. Norwood Award.  The award recognizes outstanding career achievement by a woman in the statistical sciences. Herring will be honored at a dinner September 10 in Birmingham, and will meet with students and young faculty at The... Read More »

Simon Mak receives SPES Award

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Simon Mak (and collaborators from the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech) received the 2019 Statistics in Physical and Engineering Sciences (SPES) Award from the ASA, for the paper “An Efficient Surrogate Model for Emulation and Physics Extraction of Large Eddy Simulations”. The SPES... Read More »

Robert Wolpert named Cornell Distinguished Alum

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Robert Wolpert has been named the 2019 Cornell Distinguished Alum recipient. An announcement of the award is at https://stat.cornell.edu/cornell-celebration-statistics-and-data-science-2019/robert-l-wolpert. 

David Dunson receives the 2018 Mitchell Prize

Friday, August 2, 2019
David Dunson and colleagues received the 2018 Mitchell Prize for their paper, Bayesian Semiparametric Mixed Effects Markov Models With Application to Vocalization Syntax.  The paper appeared in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.  The Mitchell Prize is awarded... Read More »

Congratulations to Jouchi Nakajima on his new position at Bank of Japan

Monday, July 8, 2019
Congratulations to alum Jouchi Nakajima (PhD 2012) on his new position as Head of the Macro Modeling Unit, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan.

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