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Event Date: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:45pm to Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 5:00pm
Event Location: Penn Pavilion, Duke University
DataFest is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five students analyze a large, complex, and surprise dataset over a weekend. In addition to being a great experience for honing your data analysis skills, DataFest is a wonderful opportunity to network with professors and data science professionals from various companies in the region.… read more about CANCELLED: DataFest 2020 @ Duke »
Eduardo Coronado, Bin Han, and Sam Voisin—all Master's in Statistical Science students—won first-place honors at the 2020 Big Data Health Science Case Competition.
The competition included 18 teams from across the country and was held at the University of South Carolina on February 7–9, before the National Big Data Health Science Conference.
“Winning this event demonstrates that our students are trained well in not only statistical methodologies, but also are trained to communicate well,” said Sudipta Dasmohapatra,… read more about 3 MSS Students Win Big Data Competition »
The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is inviting applications for one or more Instructors for the fall and spring semesters of 2020 and 2021. The ideal applicant has strong skills in teaching introductory statistical science courses for undergraduate students. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year, although other arrangements are possible. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, or a closely related field prior to the date of… read more about Open Instructor Search in Statistical Science »
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 open source software, for entity resolution. read more about Rebecca Steorts awarded grant from Sloan Foundation »
Duke held a successful Industry Day, organized by the MS program in Statistical Science and the MS program in Computer Science.
Participating companies and programs included representative from Applied Research Assoc, Asurion, Conduent, Elder Research, RTI International, Seqirus, Well, PhD program at Statistical Sci. read more about Master's Program Industry Day Proves Successful »
A Duke statistician is part of a three-member team awarded $13.8 million by the European Research Council to conduct a planet-wide inventory of life over six years, with particular emphasis on insects and fungi.
David Dunson, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistical Science, received notification of the award this month. His expertise in managing big data and the development of novel statistical methodologies will help interpret a collection of DNA, audio samples and camera trap images from over 450 locations around… read more about Statistician Receives European Research Council Grant to Aid in Mapping Biodiversity Around the Globe »
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 breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation.” Lorin is an assistant professor of biostatistics at Brown University. read more about Lorin Crawford named on The Root 100 »
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 Science will be involved in Phase I. The project will support five semesters of workshops, with 2-3 one-week workshops each semester. These workshops will involve local and national participants and will bring experts on data… read more about Duke Awarded TRIPODS Grant »
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 University of Alabama - Birmingham. More details on the award are at https://www.soph.uab.edu/awards/norwoodaward/eighteenth. read more about Amy Herring receives Janet L. Norwood Award »
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 Award is awarded annually to a distinguished paper for its innovative use of statistics to solve a high-impact problem in the physical and engineering sciences. This paper is published in the Journal of the American Statistical… read more about Simon Mak receives SPES Award »
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 in recognition of an outstanding paper that describes how a Bayesian analysis has solved an important applied problem. read more about David Dunson receives the 2018 Mitchell Prize »
Simon joined Statistical Science as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019, after a one-year post-doc at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2018 (majoring in Statistics, minoring in Operations Research), and his B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University in 2013 (majoring in Statistics and Actuarial Science). His interests include (but not limited to) developing practical methodologies with theoretical guarantees for “big data” and “small data” analytics, both of which are important for… read more about Simon Mak joins Statistical Science »
Bob Eisinger received his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has spent the last three years teaching at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. His research interests include statistical inference on categorical data, statistical computing, and applied statistics. He will be teaching STA 111/130 in Fall 2019.
Bob's office will be in 204 Old Chemistry so please stop by and introduce yourself and welcome him to the department. read more about Bob Eisinger joins Statistical Science »
Shawn joins us from Lansing, Michigan where he received his doctoral degree in Statistics at Michigan State University. He served as instructor at Michigan State University for the 2018-2019 academic year, where he taught a Computational Statistics course and he developed a data science course for the department's new Data Science degree program. Shawn's interests include Statistical computing and data science, Statistics education, Inference of high-dimensional dependent data, & Applied problems in finance,… read more about Shawn Santo joins Statistical Science »
Ken Land, a professor of sociology at Duke and long time friend of the Department of Statistical Science, has received the Eric Siegel Award for being the best book reviewed in 2018 in the journal Technometrics. The book is Biodemography of Aging: Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity, published in 2016 by Springer. Ken's co-authors include Anatoliy Yashin and Eric Stallard. Congratulations, Ken! read more about Friend of StatSci and Duke sociology professor Ken Land gets Technometrics award »
Alan Gelfand has been named the recipient of the 2019 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award. The Wilks Memorial Award is awarded by the American Statistical Association. The selection criteria state, “The Wilks Award is bestowed upon a distinguished individual who has made statistical contributions to the advancement of scientific or technical knowledge, ingenious application of existing knowledge, or successful activity in the fostering of cooperative scientific efforts that have been directly involved in… read more about Alan Gelfand receives Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award »