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 »

Surya Tokdar Elected Program-Chair for ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Associate Professor Surya Tokdar has been elected the Program Chair-Elect 2019 for the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science of the American Statistical Association!   He will serve as the Program Chair for SBSS in 2020. Congratulations Surya!
Professor Jim Berger, with Zellner Medal

Jim Berger Awarded Zellner Medal from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Monday, July 2, 2018
Jim Berger was awarded the Zellner Medal from the International Society of Bayesian Analysis at the 2018 World Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Zellner Medal honors Arnold Zellner, one of the founders of ISBA and ISBA’s first president. The purpose of the Zellner Medal is to recognize ISBA... Read More »
Lorin Crawford

Lorin Crawford Receives Savage Award for Outstanding Dissertation

Monday, July 2, 2018
Lorin Crawford (Duke PhD 2018) received the 2017 Savage Award in Applied Methodology at the 2018 World Meeting of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis  for his outstanding dissertation Bayesian Kernel Models for Statistical Genetics and Cancer ... Read More »