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Junior Faculty Receive Career Awards

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Galen Reeves receives NSF Career Award Li Ma receives NSF Career Award Rebecca Steorts receives NSF Career Award  

Katherine Heller receives DARPA award

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The title of the project is: “An Integrated Nonparametric Bayesian and Deep Neural Network Framework for Biologically-Inspired Lifelong Learning” with MIT and UC Berkeley.  There have been remarkable advances in recent years using deep neural networks, but generalizing them to new... Read More »

Anirban Bhattacharya wins Junior Noether Award

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Congratulations to  Duke DSS alum Anirban Bhattacharya for winning this years Junior Noether Award - given by the ASA to the top young nonparametric statistician internationally. Great job and well deserved Anirban!

Statistical Science MS Students Win Citadel Duke-UNC Data Open

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Congratulations to DSS MS students Cecilia Shi, Xingyu Yan and Weiye 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... Read More »

Alumna Kate Calder Appointed as Co-Director of Mathematical Biosciences Institute

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Our alumna Catherine (Kate) Calder (PhD 2003) has been appointed as co-Director of the US National Mathematical Biosciences Institute! Congratulations Kate! Kate joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University in 2003. She served as an associate... Read More »

Surya Tokdar is Winner of the Young Researcher Award in Theory and Methodology

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The International Indian Statistical Association has recognized Statistical Science Associate Professor Surya Tokdar  from Duke University as the winner of the Young Researcher Award in Theory, and Methodology.  The award was announced at the 2017 IISA Conference on... Read More »

Duke StatSci alums and faculty elected to ISBA leadership positions

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Raquel Prado (Duke StatSci PhD 1998) has been elected to serve as President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)  in 2019, serving in 2018 as President-Elect. Lurdes Inoue (Duke StatSci PhD 1999) and our Associate Professor Surya Tokdar have been elected to serve... Read More »

Duke Alumnus Debdeep Pati is Winner of Young Researcher Award

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The International Indian Statistical Association has recognized  Depdeep Pati (StatSci PhD 2012) as the winner of the Young Researcher Award in Theory and Methodology.  The award was announced at the 2017 IISA Conference on Statistics at the Hyderabad International... Read More »

Sexual Harassment has No Place in Statistics & Data Science

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Duke alumna Kristian Lum (PhD 2010)  recently wrote a blog post about sexual misconduct in statistics and data science. We commend Dr. Lum for shining a light on the problems of sexual misconduct. We condemn all acts of sexual misconduct and harassment — including unwanted sexual advances,... Read More »

CAN WE TEACH COMPUTERS TO MAKE LIKE MENDELSSOHN?

Monday, December 18, 2017
CAN WE TEACH COMPUTERS TO MAKE LIKE MENDELSSOHN? Not yet. Robot composer good at emulating short snippets, but still hasn’t mastered melody Duke researchers are teaching computers to compose new classical music in the style of Romantic-era composers like Chopin and Beethoven. Photo from... Read More »

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