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Among his colleagues in the fields of pure math, applied math, statistics, and computer science who already know his name—and "know by heart specific papers that he's written," says David Donoho—that name will now come with the additional modifier of "genius grant recipient." 
The university honored our colleague Tze Lai with the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professorship.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences offers their fellowship program to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science, and encompasses the breadth of that arena in its scope. 
Andrea Montanari and Jonathan Taylor have both been invited to speak in the Probability and Statistics track at next summer's International Congress of Mathematicians to be held in Rio de Janeiro.
The Statistics Department welcomes two new Stein Fellows for the start of the 2017-18 academic year: Yumeng Zhang and Xiang Zhu.
The Wald Memorial Lectures are among the IMS Named Lectures invited each year by the Committee on Special Lectures, and are given in honor of Professor Abraham Wald.
Peter Mohanty has been chosen as the Science Education Fellow in Statistics, effective August 1st. The Science Education Fellowship is designed to support faculty in implementing an effective transition of statistics courses to a modern active learning format and to improve undergraduate education in STEM fields through active learning.
Professor Candès was notified in late March of his selection for this year's Ralph E.
Professor Donoho was the featured speaker at the recent Congressional Lunch Briefing held by the American Mathematical Society, their first in partnership with MSRI. Attendees were from sister scientific societies, local universities and federal a
Mike's innovative approach to applying math to a real-world problem has impressed the selection committee for the Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries, presented by the Stanford Health Policy center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
First notified of their selection in January, Professor Efron and Sir David Cox received their BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in a formal ceremony on June 15th. The event was attended by Spain’s Sec
The diploma ceremony for the Department of Statistics will include formal recognition of recipients of the dissertation and teaching assistant awards. A new honor was created this year with the renaming of the applied statistics thesis prize for our emeritus colleague, Jerry Friedman.
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology posted at their YouTube channel a short film clip featuring Professor Donoho in celebration of his Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony on June 12, 2017.
On Thursday, June 22nd, just ahead of the Math+Stats+X Conference in celebration of Dave Donoho's 60th birthday, the Statistics Department will host author presentations of submissions for the 2017 Information and Inference Best Paper Prize.
One of Jane Stanford’s five "noble" buildings, Old Chemistry re-opened for Winter Quarter classes as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and today's Stanford Report highlights another addition to the landmark space: the Robin Li and Me
John was among seven Stanford faculty recognized this year by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today.
Hosted by ICME, the second annual Women in Data Science Conference took place on February 3rd and again highlighted women doing amazing work in that field, in academia as well as industry. Susan Holmes was among the speakers, with a technical presentation about the ways statistical analysis can bias large data sets.
Together with David Cox of the University of Oxford, Brad Efron has been honored as a Laureate in the 2016 edition of these awards, "for revolutionizing statistics." The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class
Friends and colleagues shared their memories of Charles for this obituary in the Stanford Report.
The Department of Statistics is very sorry to share the sad news that our friend and colleague Charles Stein died in his sleep on the night of November 24th. After the loss of his wife Margaret in September, our hearts remain with his children and other family during this period of overwhelming loss. 
The Q&A article in which Susan talks about the fields of statistics and data science also includes a video interview recorded at Stanford Medicine’s recent Big Data in Biomedicine Conference.
Consulting Professor of Statistics John Chambers announced today that Senior Research Scientist Narasimhan has been elected to membership by a majority vote of the general assembly of the R Foundation. John, also a Foundation member, explained:
In a late-morning extra release to their online edition, the Stanford Report issued this expanded obituary for Ted today.
We regret to announce today the loss of our esteemed colleague, Ted Anderson, emeritus professor of Statistics and of Economics. Ted was taken to Stanford Hospital last Wednesday after suffering heart issues; he passed away early Saturday morning, September 17th.
James Johndrow became the Department's newest Stein Fellow on September 1, 2016. James received his PhD in Statistical Science from Duke University in January of 2016. He is presently a statistical consultant with Human Rights Data Analysis Group in San Francisco as well as a data science consultant with Treasure Data, Inc. of San Jose.
Julia A. Palacios comes to Stanford from joint postdoctoral research at Harvard University and Brown University. She completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington in 2013.
The diploma award ceremony for the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, held on Sunday, June 12, in Lomita Grove, saw the presentation of the annual dissertation and teaching assistant awards.
Graduates and their family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Diploma and Awards Ceremony for the Department of Statistics and the Mathematical and Computational Science program for 2016.
Andrea Montanari has been selected by the IEEE Information Theory Society to receive their 2016 James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award for Young Scholars.
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