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It is with great sadness that we share the news that our colleague Ingram Olkin passed away peacefully in the late evening of April 28, 2016.
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After years of preparation, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (ASHK) was inaugurated on December 5th in a ceremony at the Government House. ASHK sets out to promote scientific research and education, to serve as a focal point for academic assembly and discussion, and to help realize Hong Kong’s aspiration as a center of scientific and t
Data Science @ Stanford recently featured Trevor Hastie as part of its ongoing Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.
Three leading names in statistics are convening via the internet to take part in the next RSS Journal webinar, taking place October 21, 2015; the start time is set for 8am in California (PDT), 11am in New York (EDT), and 4pm in the UK (BST). The webinar will focus on Efron's paper, 'Frequentist accuracy of Bayesian estimates',
Rachel Wang and Lucy Xia joined the Department of Statistics as new Stein Fellows from September 1, 2015.
As reported by the Stanford Medicine News Center, a recent study that includes co-author Susan Holmes was published online August 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Presidents' Award is given annually by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies to a person under the age of 40, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics.
The Early Edition of Volume 112 Number 25 of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online is released today, and includes a Q&A with Rob -- elected to the National Academy in 2012 -- about his current research.
Sunday, June 14 12:30–1:30pm Math Corner & Lomita Grove Reception to follow from 1:30 to 3:30pm Related Photos
The 2015 Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards were announced online and in a full-page ad in The Stanford Daily today. This program recognizes and rewards graduate student teachers in three university divisions.
Erica Klarreich of Quanta Magazine managed a substantial one-on-one with our resident magician during the San Antonio JMMs this past January; the conversation ran from fluid mixing to a national smoosh.
The fellowship is awarded by the Alfred P.
The article's unnamed "Stanford University... statistics professor" is one Lester Mackey, who was honored last year for his first place result with Lilly Fang in the ALS Prediction Prize.
Sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Statistics, the Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation recognizes outstanding careers in the discipline and profession of statistics.
A lead article about the Honor Code in today's Stanford Daily referenced Guenther Walther's Stats 60 class and an experiment he conducted to find out how many of his students had cheated while at Stanford.
Third-year PhD student Julie Fukuyama and Statistics professor Susan Holmes were among the coauthors of a paper recently profiled by the School of Medicine News Center.
Sangwon Hyun, a Statistics PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, challenged Drs. Tibshirani (both of them, with Ryan's consent) to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,  the phenomenon that's spreading ALS awareness across the country.
This week the Department of Statistics is celebrating the life of Department Secretary Angie Martinez, who passed away on September 12th. Kind thoughts and remembrances are being collected on large sheets posted in the Lounge, and will be given to Angie's family at a memorial service this weekend.
Alumnus Noah Simon (PhD, 2013), now at the University of Washington, will receive one of these prestigious five-year career awards created in 2011 for top young biomedical researchers.
Rajarshi Mukherjee joins the Department of Statistics as a new Stein Fellow on September 1, 2014. He completed his PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University after receiving both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute.
John Duchi joins the Department of Statistics on September 1st. John received his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where he has taken full advantage of our excellent Northern California outdoor climate, maintaining interests in cycling, swimming, and backpacking.
The Royal Statistical Society will present Efron with the Guy Medal in Gold this September. In conjunction with the upcoming festivities, StatsLife caught up with the new awardee prior to his trip to the UK to receive the Society's highest honor.
Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:30 to 1:30pm Math Corner & Lomita Grove Reception to follow from 1:30 to 3:30pm Related Photos
The Walter J. Gores Awards are the university's highest teaching honor.
A paper written by Professor Candès with colleagues Thomas Strohmer, Yonina  Eldar, and Candès’ graduate student Vladislav Voroninski has been selected as one of three papers to receive the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize. The prize is awarded annually to outstanding papers published in SIAM journals, and especially emphasizes papers that exhibit o
The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is presented each year by the Statistical Society of Canada to the author(s) of an article published in the Journal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the paper’s methodological innovation and presentation.
First-year PhD candidate Jessica Hwang has received one of 30 Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellowships for 2014. Jessica is a member of the university's Statistics for Social Good working group and will use the Fellowship award to continue working toward a doctorate in statistics.
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada has announced that Professor Art Own will inaugurate the David Sprott Distinguished Lecture Series on Wedneday, May 14.
The NAS announced today the election of 84 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.