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 »
L Farrell and J Shulman

Statistical Science undergraduate Jacob Shulman at the Supreme Court!

Friday, April 5, 2019
Over the past year I have had the privilege to work on an interdisciplinary Bass-Connections team working to quantify gerrymandering. Our aim is to turn gerrymandering from a subjective discussion about how squiggly a district looks, into a rigorous mathematically formulated problem. At a high... Read More »

David Dunson to deliver 2019 IMS Medallion lecture

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Professor David Dunson will deliver one of the Medallion lectures at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings. The Medallion lectures are sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).  They are one of the IMS's highest honors. For a summary of the award and the topic of Professor... Read More »

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate

Monday, March 25, 2019
The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in statistical science with Professor Rebecca Steorts ( The Associate will work on methodological research related to one or more of the following topics,... Read More »

Machine Learning Day - Saturday, March 23, 2019 News

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
If you're an undergraduate at Duke and a female and doing research at Duke, I would like to encourage you to apply to give a spotlight presentation at Duke Undergraduate Machine Learning Day. MS and PhD students can also apply, but first priority will be given to... Read More »