Robert Wolpert named Cornell Distinguished Alum

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Robert Wolpert has been named the 2019 Cornell Distinguished Alum recipient. An announcement of the award is at 

David Dunson receives the 2018 Mitchell Prize

Friday, August 2, 2019
David Dunson and colleagues received the 2018 Mitchell Prize for their paper, Bayesian Semiparametric Mixed Effects Markov Models With Application to Vocalization Syntax.  The paper appeared in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.  The Mitchell Prize is awarded... 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 »

Congratulations to Jouchi Nakajima on his new position at Bank of Japan

Monday, July 8, 2019
Congratulations to alum Jouchi Nakajima (PhD 2012) on his new position as Head of the Macro Modeling Unit, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan.

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 »

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 »