DataFest 2016 is coming: April 1-3, 2016

DataFest 2016 is coming: April 1-3, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
ASA DataFest 2016 will be held over the April 1-3, 2016 weekend at The Edge. Visit to find out more and to sign up. Event starts at 6pm on Friday, April 1 and wraps up by 5pm on Sunday, April 3. An information session for the event will be held on... Read More »

Beka Steorts: Named to MIT’s 35 under 35 Innovators List

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Beka Steorts is a new assistant professor at Duke University in the Department of Statistical Science with affiliations in the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the information initiative at Duke (iid). Last week she was named one of the 35 innovators under 35, in the category of... Read More »

Jim Berger, Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics, received the 2015 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award

Monday, August 31, 2015
The Wilks Memorial Award honors the memory and distinguished career of Sam Wilks by recognizing outstanding contributions to statistics that carry on the spirit of his work. The Wilks Award is made possible in part by a donation from Alexander Mood, who was a student of Wilks. The 2015 honoree is... Read More »

Alum Fabio Rigat has new position leading statistics at GlaxoSmithKline

Monday, August 17, 2015
StatSci alum Fabio (Fabs) Rigat (Ph.D. 2004) has moved from Novartis to a new position with GlaxoSmithKline. As Director of the Statistical Innovation Group at GSK Pharmaceuticals R&D, based in Stevenage, UK, Fabio will run and direct Bayesian statistical R&D in GSK's translational research... Read More »

JSM 2015 Alumni Dinner

Monday, August 10, 2015
JSM 2015 Alumni Dinner REGISTRATION Deadline was July 27th - any meal registered after JULY 28TH WILL BE GIVEN A VEGETARIAN MEA. Date: Monday, August 10th, 2015 6:30pm - Social 7:00pm - Dinner The 2015 JSM Alumni dinner has been confirmed and the menu is set. The event will at Andaluca... Read More »

Story in The Atlantic about Duke StatSci research on synthetic data

Friday, July 31, 2015
The Atlantic published an article describing Prof. Jerry Reiter's research program on methods for sharing data in ways that protect the confidentiality of data subjects' identities and sensitive attributes. This work comes out of grants supported by the National Science Foundation.  

Alum Jouchi Nakaijima has new position at the Bank of Japan

Sunday, July 12, 2015
StatSci alum Jouchi Nakajima (Ph.D. 2012) has moved to a new position in the Bank of Japan. Jouchi is now Deputy Director in the Global Economic Research Division of the BoJ's International Department. In addition to running and directing research, Jouchi is in charge of forecasting the global... Read More »

Statistics with R on Coursera

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Statistics with R Specialization on Coursera offering 5 courses prepared by Duke Statistical Science faculty. The courses are Introduction to Probability and Data Inferential Statistics Linear Regression and Modeling... Read More »

Alum Chiranjit Mukherjee moves to Netflix

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Duke StatSci alum Chiranjit Mukherjee (Ph.D. 2011), until recently a Statistician at Google, has now started in his new position as Senior Data Scientist at Netflix, Science & Algorithms, Los Gatos, CA. Congrats to Chiranjit- and, let's look forward to an increasingly Bayesian Netflix!
Two StatSci Teams are Winners of the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge

Two StatSci Teams are Winners of the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge

Monday, June 15, 2015
Two of the 11 teams that won the innovative and highly competitive LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge are led by Duke Statistics faculty  David Banks, Katherine Heller, and David Dunson. In addition, incoming Assistant Professor Alex Volvofsky is part of the winning team... Read More »