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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.

Friend of StatSci and Duke sociology professor Ken Land gets Technometrics award

Monday, July 8, 2019
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... Read More »

Bob Eisinger joins Statistical Science

Monday, July 8, 2019
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.... Read More »

Simon Mak joins Statistical Science

Monday, July 8, 2019
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... Read More »

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