Surya Tokdar is Winner of the Young Researcher Award in Theory and Methodology

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The International Indian Statistical Association has recognized Statistical Science Associate Professor Surya Tokdar  from Duke University as the winner of the Young Researcher Award in Theory, and Methodology.  The award was announced at the 2017 IISA Conference on... Read More »

Sexual Harassment has No Place in Statistics & Data Science

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Duke alumna Kristian Lum (PhD 2010)  recently wrote a blog post about sexual misconduct in statistics and data science. We commend Dr. Lum for shining a light on the problems of sexual misconduct. We condemn all acts of sexual misconduct and harassment — including unwanted sexual advances,... Read More »


Monday, December 18, 2017
CAN WE TEACH COMPUTERS TO MAKE LIKE MENDELSSOHN? Not yet. Robot composer good at emulating short snippets, but still hasn’t mastered melody Duke researchers are teaching computers to compose new classical music in the style of Romantic-era composers like Chopin and Beethoven. Photo from... Read More »

Forbes 30 under 30 list includes Statistical Science Major Alumna Gabrielle Levac

Monday, November 20, 2017
Ivonna Dumanyan, Pratt ‘16, and Gabrielle Levac, Trinity ‘14, were named to the Forbes 30 under 30 healthcare list for co-founding Fathom AI. Dumanyan tore two muscles while she was a member of the women’s rowing team. She and Levac, who was a part of the cross country and track and field team at... Read More »

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July/August 2018. Applicants from all areas of statistical science are encouraged to apply. Applicants... Read More »

Open-Rank Professor of Practice

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Open Rank Professor of the Practice at Duke University The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University invites applications for an open rank faculty appointment as a professor of the practice to begin in Fall 2018. This position is a regular rank faculty with a term renewable... Read More »

Sudipta Dasmohapatra joins Statistical Science

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
​Sudipta Dasmohapatra will be joining the Statistical Science family this Fall as the incoming MSS Director! Sudipta comes from NCSU where she was an Associate Professor in Marketing Analytics at the Institute for Advanced Analytics. Dr. Damohapatra's ares of specialization include design of... Read More »

Katherine Heller Featured in Machine Learning Podcast

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Katherine Heller is featured in a Talking Machines podcast - "The Church of Bayes and Collecting Data."  

Alumna Lynn Lin Wins Mitchell Prize

Monday, August 7, 2017
Congratulations to Lynn Lin for receiving the 2016 Mitchell Prize, that was presented at the 2017 Joint Statistics Meeting in Baltimore.  Lynn (Lin) is a  Department of Statistical Science alumna (2012 PhD)  and  lead author on the award winning  paper “... Read More »
Matt Johnson, Laplace Award Winner

Matt Johnson, Laplace Award Winner

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Congratulations to Alum Matt Johnson, recipient of the 2017 Laplace Award! This is the major student award of the ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings. Here is Matt receiving his award at the 2017 JSM in Baltimore. See details of... Read More »