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 »

Shawn Santo joins Statistical Science

Monday, July 8, 2019
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... Read More »

Susan Paddock Appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Statistician at NORC, University of Chicago

Friday, June 14, 2019
Congratulations to Susan Paddock, Ph.D. 1999, who recently was appointed Executive VP and Chief Statistician at NORC at the University of Chicago.

PhD alumnus Kristian Lum in Duke magazine

Friday, June 14, 2019
Duke Magazine ran a story on PhD alumnus Kristian Lum, describing her work on algorithmic fairness.  A link to the story is at

Alan Gelfand receives Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award

Friday, May 24, 2019
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... Read More »

2019 BEST Award Winners

Friday, May 17, 2019
Undergraduate award Winner:  Bihan Zhuang (pictured here) for her research on Entity resolution with an application to the El Salvador conflict Honorable mention: Srini Sunil (pictured here) for his research on Bayesian forecasting and decision theory. Master’s award Winner: J.C.... Read More »

2019 TA Award Winners

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Each year the Department of Statistical Science honors three outstanding teaching assistants for their strong contributions to the educational mission of the department. Teaching assistants are a vital part of our educational program, helping students in many ways ranging from teaching their own... Read More »

Mike West is distinguished speaker in Mathematical Sciences Spring Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Mike West is the distinguished speaker at the annual Spring Lecture Series in the Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas,  April 18-20th 2019. The NSF-supported  Spring Lecture Series in the Mathematical Sciences  has been running annually since 1977. This is the first... Read More »