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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.
Statistics graduates and their family and friends are cordially invited to the department's Diploma Ceremony following the University's graduation exercises.
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.
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research announced their recipient of  the 2018 Marjorie Lozoff Award for Research on Women and Gender is Statistics Department PhD student Rina Friedberg, in recognition of her work honoring Lozoff’s legacy by contributing to the advancement of women and society.
Reporting in live from Rio de Janeiro where the ceremony was taking place at ICM 2018, Emmanuel Candès has shared the news that David Donoho is the recipient of the 2018 Gauss Prize, the major prize in applied mathematics awarded jointly by the German Mathematical Union and the International Mathematical Union.
Members of the Faculty of Business and Economics voted unanimously to confer their doctorate for 2018, acknowledging Trevor's outstanding contribution to statistics, machine learning, and data mining, and his lifelong dedication to science and its far-reaching results with great importance for technology, technical innovation, and successful bus
The Statistics Department is pleased to announce the full lineup of dissertation and teaching assistant award winners for this year: congratulations to these graduates for their stellar work!
Rob received his undergraduate degree from Waterloo, which will award 10 honorary doctorates during a week of 2018 convocation events. The three new members of the Faculty of Mathematics will be honored at two ceremonies on June 15th.
The Statistics Department is thrilled to learn that Professor Hastie has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences this morning, recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. This significa
Columbia's five honorary degrees will be conferred at its annual Commencement exercises on May 16, 2018. The full ceremony will be live streamed, rain or shine, with recordings available online afterward.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced the recipients of the prestigious Sloan Fellowships for 2018 and Julia has been selected for this very special recognition.
This year's appointments and reappointments were announced by Provost Persis Drell, naming the eight faculty members who were acknowledged by the Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Prog