Researchers Win $1.2M to Study Social Mobility in Meerkats

Thursday, March 23, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. -- To learn what power dynamics mean for health, consider the meerkat. Squirrel-sized members of the mongoose family, meerkats are remarkable team players. Although they live in groups of up to 50, a single male and female monopolize the bulk of the breeding. The rest help with... Read More »

MSS Open House on Friday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
On Friday, March 24, the Statistical Science Department is hosting an Open House for students admitted to the Master's in Statistical Science program. Students can visit the department to learn more about the MSS, chat with faculty about teaching, research and career opportunities, and meet with... Read More »

Submissions for the BEST Award for Student Research Due March 31

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Department of Statistical Science and BEST Award Committee invite submissions for the 2016/17 BEST Award — the annual award for a student or students based on research projects in Bayesian statistical modeling, decision analysis, time series, forecasting and other topics related to financial,... Read More »

2017 Statistical Science Graduation Reception

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Department of Statistical Science graduation reception will be held at the Rickhouse in Downtown Durham at 609 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701.  Date:May 14, 2017 The reception begins at 12:30 pm with heavy hors d'oeuvres Schedule Welcome: Professor Merlise Clyde... Read More »

Jerry Reiter speaks to Ryan Murray Commission on Evidence Based Policymaking

Friday, February 24, 2017
Jerry Reiter gave an invited presentation in front of the Ryan Murray Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission on the role of statistical methodologies and technologies in protecting data privacy.   The Ryan Murray Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 was jointly introduced by U.S... Read More »

Creative People have Better Connected Brains

Monday, February 20, 2017
From DURHAM, N.C. –- Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the “right-brain” myth -- a new study suggests it’s how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly... Read More »

Nicole Dalzell wins Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Nicole Dalzell has won the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is intended "to celebrate and honor exemplary teaching by currently enrolled Ph.D. students who are engaged in teaching Duke undergraduate or graduate students. Each spring, The Graduate School recognizes up to three... Read More »

Professor of Practice Opening

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Department of Statistical Science at Duke is looking to hire a professor of the practice to help grow and run our new master's in statistical science. This position is a great opportunity for Ph.D.-level statisticians with industry connections and/or experience. For more information, please see... Read More »

2016 DSS Halloween Party

Saturday, October 29, 2016
The 2016 Statistics Halloween Party will be from 8:00 to midnight at Croasdaile Country Club on Saturday Oct. 29. In addition to the usual festivity, this year's party will feature a special celebration for Mike's 60th birthday! So please join us!

Jerry Reiter Receives 2016 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Jerry Reiter is the recipient of the 2016 Duke Outstanding Postdoc Mentor award. This award is given annually to a Duke faculty member. For additional description of the award, see .