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The department announces that the Stanford Science Fellows program is now accepting applications for its 2022–2025 cohort of postdoctoral fellows. We want to encourage our community members to learn more about this important initiative.
Two new Fellows will join the Statistics Department in September: Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham and recent PhD graduate Michael Benjamin Sklar.
To all of our graduates of Statistics Masters, Data Science Masters and Statistics Doctoral degree programs:
Professor Tibshirani has been named as the 2021 recipient of the ISI Founders of Statistics Prize for Contemporary Research Contributions.
Leying Guan (PhD 2019, advisors Tibshirani and Wong) and Robert Tibshirani are the recipients of the 2021 Canadian Journal of Statistics Award for their article "Post model-fitting exploration via a 'Next Door' anal
The Gold Medal is awarded by the Statistical Society of Canada to a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics or probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work, is a current leader in their field and has made high-quality research contributions to the statistical sciences in Canada.
Recognizing numerous outstanding contributions to his field with impacts ranging from econometrics to climate science, the LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year Award has been presented to Professor Romano by
The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) retired the R. A.
Or, according to Emmanuel Candès, combining quantile regression and conformal prediction has produced "the most informative, well-calibrated range of predicted values that I know how to build."
With an appointment that starts on September 1st, Emily comes to Stanford from the University of Washington where she has held the post of Amazon Professor of Machine Learning in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and Department of Statistics.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced the recipients of their prestigious Sloan Fellowships for the new year and Tengyu has been selected for this very special recognition.
Andrea Montanari has been named the Robert and Barbara Kleist Professor in the School of Engineering, and the Department of Statistics joins in congratulating him on this well-deserved honor. The Kleist Professorship was endowed in 1997 to honor a faculty member teaching and conducting research in information systems technology.
The 2020 Infosys Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Sourav for his ground-breaking work in probability and statistical physics.
The IEEE Board of Directors has selected Professor Candès along with his colleagues Terence Tao at UCLA and Justin Romberg at the Georgia Institute of Technology as co-recipients of this award in recognition of outstanding achievements in signal processing.
The new year will see a welcome new appointment in the department. Tselil has spent 2020 in various locations and pursuits, most recently as Microsoft Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing with their Probability, Geometry and Computation in High Dimensions program.
Vishesh Jain will join our department in mid-December, direct from the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing where he is currently a Simons-Berkeley Research Fellow for the program on Probability, Geometry, and Computation in High Dimensions.
Fortune's list of 40 emerging leaders is revamped for 2020 to highlight influential people in five separate categories: finance, technology, healthcare, government and politics, and media and entertainment.
The Statistics Department welcomes Paromita Dubey to our newest Stein Fellow appointment beginning September 1st. Paromita just completed her posting as Postdoctoral Scholar with the Department of Statistics at UC Davis, where she also received her PhD in June 2019.
The Statistical Learning and Data Science Section of the American Statistical Association has selected Trevor for their award named in honor of Professor Leo Breiman. Breiman's work helped to bridge the gap between statistics and computer science, particularly in the field of machine learning.
Professor Candès is among four laureates chosen to receive Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
To all of our graduates of Statistics Masters, Data Science Masters and Statistics Doctoral degree programs, a message from the Chair:
The School of Humanities and Sciences has produced a three-part series highlighting Statistics faculty working on COVID-related research.
Professor Owen is the 2020 recipient of the Noether Senior Scholar Award from the American Statistical Association. This honor is given each year to a distinguished senior researcher or teacher in nonparametric statistics.
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics Committee on Fellows has selected their cohort of new Fellows, and we have learned that Professor Montanari will be on the list of honorees. Traditionally, the Fellows would be presented at the Presidential Address and awards session during the Joint Statistical Meetings.
The Statistics Department was extremely saddened by the news that our PhD student Xiaowei Wang passed away before dawn on Wednesday, March 11th. In the fourth year of the doctoral program, he had spent the past few years in treatment for cancer yet made an impression on us all by being always cheerful and positive.
John has been selected to receive the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Early Career Prize for 2020, the first award of this new prize. Congratulations!
Jacqueline's unprecedented career of more than forty years has been recognized by the Psychometric Society with their Career Award for Lifetime Achievement.
For the third year in a row, Stanford's Applied Cyber team placed first at the Collegiate Penetrating Testing Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology, beating out nine college hacking teams from around the world.
A short film about our department was commissioned over the summer in connection with the 2019 International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics that was held in Valencia, Spain.