So, You’ve Decided to Study Data Science … Now What?

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Statistical Science Major James Chenyang Wang is a data storyteller at Duke and an incoming product analyst at Thumbtack. He loves slide tacklings in soccer.  Read his article on Data Science on STATtr@k. 

Alumna Kristian Lum in the News

Monday, February 4, 2019
Justice by the Numbers: Meet the Statistician trying to fix Bias in Criminal Justice Algorithms When the underlying data they rely on is incomplete—and it often is—the growing use of machine learning tools in America's criminal justice system can have devastating effects

Abbas Zaidi receives JSM 2019 Best Student Paper Award

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Abbas Zaidi was awarded Best Student Paper award titled Gaussian Process Mixtures for Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects The Business and Economic Statistics Section (B&E) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) offers this award for student... Read More »

DataFest 2019 has been scheduled!

Monday, January 7, 2019
Please save the date for DataFest 2019, which will be held over the April 5-7 weekend at Penn Pavillion. More information to follow in the next month. We'll post updates at

Datathon 2018 Feature Story

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Cracking the Code on Credit Cards at Datathon 2018
Mike West Receives Akaike Award

Mike West Receives Akaike Award

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Mike West, the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics & Decision Sciences in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University, is the recipient of the 2018 Akaike Memorial Lecture Award.  Professor West, was selected to receive the award and present the Akaike Memorial Lecture... Read More »

Making Sense of Syria's Murky Death Toll

Saturday, September 22, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. -- Since it began in 2011, the Syrian Civil War has left hundreds of thousands of people dead. But as the conflict continues, many monitoring groups say they are starting to lose count of the bodies. Realities on the ground make it increasingly hard to pinpoint precise numbers... Read More »

Beka Steorts Uses Stats for Humanitarian Purposes

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The University of Florida recognized alumnus Beka Steorts for her statistical work on humanitarian efforts, specifically regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. Beka was also featured in Duke Today about her 5 years... Read More »
Anirban Bhattacharya

Alumnus Anirban Bhattacharya with Noether Young Scholar Award

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Alumnus Anirban Bhattacharya, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, won the Noether Young Scholar Award at this the recent JSM conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on his paper titled Bayesian Alpha-Posteriors and Alpha-Variational Bayes.

Open Rank Professor of the Practice

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University invites applications for open rank faculty position as Professor of the Practice to begin in Fall 2019. This position is a regular rank faculty with a term renewable appointment. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating... Read More »