Duke Statistical Science students, staff, faculty and (lots of) friends Saturday, November 1, 7pm - midnight at Mine & Colin's Food and drinks will be provided. Don't forget to put on your costume, and your dancing shoes! read more about The Annual Statistical Science Halloween Costume Party 2014 Edition »

Mike West, the Duke University distinguished Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences, has been honored with a distinguished award from the NC Chapter of the American Statistical Association. The award was announced and presented at the October 10-12, 2014 International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics. West, a plenary speaker at the conference, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of statistics, and particularly for his… read more about Mike West is recipient of award from ASA NC Chapter »

Mike West, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences, was  recently recognized by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) through the award of the ISBA Zellner Medal. Named for the founding President of the Society, the medal is awarded  once every two years to (at most two) statisticians in recognition of their   " ... outstanding service to Bayesian statistics and the society." 2014 was the first year of the award. The presentation was made at the latest in the ISBA biennial… read more about Mike West wins Zellner Medal  »

Bayes Impact is a nonprofit organization that deploys data science teams to work with civic and nonprofit organizations on solving big social impact challenges. They are leveraging the power of the data revolution to positively impact the community.  Bayes Impact will be presenting example projects and the opportunities for interested students. Students engage in projects during the school year, and some projects could link into students' course requirements for research.  Current Bayes Impact projects include studies in:… read more about Bayes Impact »

It's time for the annual Department JSM Alumni dinner in Boston! Monday, August 4, 2014 Social time: 6:30pm Dinner: 7:00pm Location: Seaport Boston Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210, (617) 385-4000 Register and pay online now!  Students/new grads/postdocs $45  others $60    Contact Karen you don't have your user name and password (you may go to and request a new password if you have your email or user name) read more about 2014 JSM Alumni Dinner »

We are very pleased to announce the establishment of the Statistical Science Ph.D. Student - Alumni Fund, with an inaugural gift from one one of our Ph.D. alums. The fund provides discretionary resources used by and on behalf of current Ph.D. students. This public announcement serves to express the gratitude of the department, on behalf of all current and future Ph.D. students, to the founding alum as well as future benefactors. . read more about PhD Student - Alumni Fund »

Per the recent announcement from GCC, we have new T-shirts arriving that sport the official new StatSci@Duke logo designed by current grad student Xiangyu Wang, and wording styled by Avi Moondra. The shirts will be available soon, and in time for ISBA 2014 as well as to proudly sport at other events. Here is the new logo, and here are back+front snapshots showing the logo, wording and the lovely new T-shirt color.   read more about 2014 New Logo & T-Shirts »

The 2013-14 BEST Award was announced during the Annual Graduation Reception of the Department of Statistical Science, Devil's Den, Duke University, on Sunday May 11th 2014. BEST Award Winner 2013-14: Statistical Science rising second year PhD student Kenichiro McAlinn, based on his research project proposal entitled Inter-Temporal Aggregation for Online Bayesian Analysis of Dynamic Models. BEST Award honorable mention: Conferred on Statistical Science rising senior undergraduate student Ruilin Zhong, based on her research… read more about Kenichiro McAlinn receives 2013-14 BEST Award, Ruilin Zhong receives an honorable mention »

The Washington Statistical Society (WSS) and RTI International are pleased to announce that Jerome (Jerry) P. Reiter, Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Gertrude M. Cox Award. The Award, established in 2003 through a joint agreement between WSS and RTI, recognizes statisticians in early to mid-career who have made significant contributions to statistical practice.  The award is in memory of Gertrude M. Cox (1900-1978), who in the 1950s… read more about Jerry Reiter receives Gertrude M. Cox Award »

Congratulations to Mine for being selected as the 2013-2014 recipient of the David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Treaching Award!  This Trinity College Distinghuished Teaching Award is one of four that recognizes outstanding teaching in the College.  Recipients are selected on the basis of their ability to encourage intellectual excitement and curiosity in students, knowledge of a field and ability to communicate it, organizational skills, mentorship of students, and commitment to excellent teaching!… read more about Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel recepient of Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award »

Maria Terres, currently a 4th year Ph.D. student in Statistical Science, is a recipient of the 2014 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching made by the Duke Graduate School following a campus-wide competition. Maria was cited for excellence in her development and teaching of introductory undergraduate statistics courses, especially to non-specialists, and noted as ... simply, a standout teacher and educator.  Congratulations Maria! read more about Maria Terres wins 2014 Dean's Teaching Award »

The 2013-14 BEST Award is for student research project proposals submitted in the competition of Academic Year 2013-14. Students should submit a brief research project proposal and supporting materials using the online submission form. Please see the BEST Award site for full details about the Award, and the detailed information on the required proposal materials. Submissions must be received by 17:00 EST on Wednesday 9th April 2014. No submissions will be considered after that date. The 2013-14 BEST Award Selection… read more about 2013-14 BEST Award Submissions Due April 9th 2014 »

t's time for DataFest 2014! DataFest is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five students have a weekend to attack a large and complex dataset. The teams that impress the judges will win prizes as well as glory for their school. Everyone else will have a great experience, lots of food, and fun! See for details and registration. read more about DataFest 2014 is coming: March 21-23, 2014 »

Our Data Analysis and Statistical Inference course is now offered on Coursera. Enroll for free at read more about Data Analysis and Statistical Inference on Coursera »