Didong Li receives 2019 Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award from the IMS

Monday, December 2, 2019
Duke Mathematics Ph.D. student Didong Li, who is advised David Dunson​​ and​​​​​ Sayan Mukherjee is one of the three winners of the 2019 Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award, sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.  Details are in the IMS newsletter. ​

David Dunson on List of 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Friday, November 22, 2019
Professor David Dunson was one of 54 Duke faculty named by Web of Science as one of the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers. They are noted as having "broad community influence" and are chosen from 21 fields.  

Fan Li received research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Professor Fan Li received a research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop new causal inference methods for cluster randomized trials with post-randomization selection-bias. To read more, go to PCORI  

Rebecca Steorts awarded grant from Sloan Foundation

Friday, November 8, 2019
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... Read More »

David Dunson awarded prestigious grant from the European Research Council

Friday, October 11, 2019
Professor David Dunson is one of the PIs on an international team awarded a €12.5 million grant from the European Research Council.  The team will conduct a planet-wide inventory of life over six years.  As part of the research, they will develop novel statistical methodologies to analyze... Read More »

Lorin Crawford named on The Root 100

Friday, October 4, 2019
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... Read More »

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 

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 »