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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.
The Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Bologna has announced that Trevor has been awarded the Sigillum Magnum, the highest award given by the university. U Bologna was founded in 1088 and is the oldest academic institution in Europe.
Dominik will begin his appointment on September 1, 2019, coming to Sequoia Hall from a postdoctoral stint with the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in Mathematics from ETH Zurich where he was awarded the ETH medal for outstanding doctoral thesis.
Celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, the Faculty of Science at Hong Kong University have named 18 individuals to be honored as Distinguished Alumni for 2019, encompassing criteria that include notable achievements in science education, research, business or professional fields, service to HKU, and contributions to society and the
Nicholas Cook joins the Statistics Department as a Stein Fellow for a one-year appointment. Nick has spent three years at Stanford with the Math Department on a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) embodies the high priority placed by the federal government on maintaining the leadership position of the United States in science by producing outstanding scientists and engineers and nurturing their continued developmen
On July 1, 2019,  the latest arrival to Sequoia Hall will be Guillaume Basse, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Statistics.
The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program highlights academic scientists and engineers affiliated with US institutions of higher education which award degrees in science, engineering or mathematics.  Recipients of this distinction have shown exceptional promise for doing creative research in an early stage of their careers, and the
With great appreciation for all those involved in the nomination and review process, we proudly announce this year’s doctoral dissertation award winners.
In her article for the June issue of Significance magazine, Amanda L. Golbeck reflects on her collaborator and friend, and his career-long role as a "mover and shaker" for women in statistics.      
The 2019 class of 28 resident and 8 international members was announced at the Society's spring meeting.
Scott W. Linderman arrives at Stanford from postdoctoral work in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society and present one award annually in recognition of superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering.
Recipients of Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards and the university's Centennial Teaching Assistant Award were recognized at the Spring Party this year.   The Departmental Teaching Assistant Award  
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has announced their membership selections for 2019, leading researchers from across all disciplines, who are chosen for their scientific and scholarly achievements.
Rob Tibshirani is now among the distinguished scientists elected to the Royal Society for their exceptional contributions to the improvement of natural knowledge.
Lester Mackey, Jessica Hwang, and Paulo Orenstein, in joint work with AER climatologist Judah Cohen and MIT professor Ernest Fraenkel, have completed a year-long real-time forecasting competition to predict temperature and precipitation in the western United States.
At the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Washington, D.C., Holmes spoke with Stanford Report about the challenges she and her colleagues face when analyzing microbiome data.
The International Statistical Institute in partnership with ASA, IBS, IMS, and RSS in the International Prize in Statistics Foundation have selected Efron as the second winner of this distinction–the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the field of statistics.
Tengyu Ma comes to the department from Princeton University where he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science advised by Sanjeev Arora. His undergraduate studies were at Tsinghua University.
Yuting Wei became the newest Stein Fellow in the Department of Statistics on September 1, 2018. Before coming to Stanford, Yuting completed her PhD in Statistics at UC Berkeley where she was advised by Martin Wainwright and Aditya Guntuboyina; she was also associated with the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research group.