News & Announcements

The NAS announced today the election of 120 members and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Professor Sabatti has been honored with election to the newest cohort for "excellent research in statistical genetics; leadership in defining a role for statistics in data science; and developing educational pathways supporting data-intensive science" as well as for "outreach efforts and commitment to increase research involvement of underrepres
The General Assembly of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research recently, and unanimously, voted to award honorary membership to Jacqueline Meulman for her contributions to statistical science and to the society.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

May
20
  8:30am - 6:00pm
  Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room
May
21
  8:30am - 6:00pm
  Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room
May
23
  4:00pm
  Sequoia 200
  Tselil Schramm, Stanford Statistics
May
24
  4:30pm
  Sloan 380Y
  Phil Marshall, SLAC
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  Sebastian Wagner-Carena, Stanford Physics
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Industrial Affiliates

Our IA Program develops practical relationships between the department and the industrial community by creating opportunities for scientists, engineers, and developers from high-profile businesses to meet with our graduate students and share research topics in an informal setting. The annual conference for members, faculty, and final-year PhD candidates is a highlight event in our academic year.

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AlumNews

USC's Gareth James will become Dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University on July 1st. Professor James received his Statistics PhD in 1998 under Trevor Hastie. Hailed as an active and dynamic leader during his time at the Marshall School of Business, he is E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration and professor of data sciences and operations, and served as interim dean there, leading the school’s COVID-19 response.

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Written by Witten

Our (formerly) own Daniela Witten (PhD 2010), now professor and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Washington, has contributed a special brand of advice to doctoral students in the April/May issue of IMS Bulletin:

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