Save the Dates: Myrto & Lagakos Award Lectures

Dr. Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, the Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will be the recipient of the 2020 Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished … Continue reading “Save the Dates: Myrto & Lagakos Award Lectures”

Alumnus Nick Horton Appointed Co-Chair of CATS

Alumnus Nick Horton, ScD ’99, who is the Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Statistics and Data Science) at Amherst College, has been appointed co-chair of the National Academies Committee on … Continue reading “Alumnus Nick Horton Appointed Co-Chair of CATS”

Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly

Upon an invitation by Nature Microbiology, former Biostat postdoctoral fellow Chaolong Wang and Professor Xihong Lin published a Behind the Paper blog entitled “Learning from the Wuhan COVID19 Data on the Fly” about their recent Nature paper on “Reconstruction of the full … Continue reading “Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly”

Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Xihong Lin along with a team of scientists from Huazhong Science and Technology University in Wuhan, including the co-corresponding author Chaolong Wang, a former Biostats postdoctoral fellow, recently published … Continue reading “Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave”

Data Science Summer Program Begins!

The Department virtually welcomed 24 high school students to the 2nd annual program Data Science in Action: Machine Learning for Self-Driving Cars this morning! The one-week day camp, overseen by Professor Tianxi Cai, and taught by PhD … Continue reading “Data Science Summer Program Begins!”

Alumnus Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen Named 2020 Recipient of Myrto Kefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship

We are extremely pleased to announce that alumnus Dr. Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, ’06 will be the recipient of the 2020 Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship. Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen will receive the award and deliver a … Continue reading “Alumnus Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen Named 2020 Recipient of Myrto Kefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship”

Alums Zack Mccaw & Lu Tian and Prof LJ Wei Publish Paper on Analytic Methods for COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Department alumni Dr. Zachary McCaw, PhD ’19 and Dr. Lu Tian, PhD ’02, and Professor of Biostatistics Dr. Lee-Jen Wei are among the authors who recently published a methods paper on “How to Quantify … Continue reading “Alums Zack Mccaw & Lu Tian and Prof LJ Wei Publish Paper on Analytic Methods for COVID-19 Clinical Trials”

Summer Program Concludes with a Successful Pipelines into Biostatistics Program

The 2020 Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology concluded last week, after the annual “Pipelines into Biostatistics Symposium” was held virtually on Thursday, July 2nd. Research project presentations were given by seventeen … Continue reading “Summer Program Concludes with a Successful Pipelines into Biostatistics Program”

Bethany Hedt-Gauthier & Isabel Fulcher Receive Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant

Congratulations to alumnae Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, and Biostatistics at HCSPH, and Isabel Fulcher, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Harvard Data Science Initiative, for receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research … Continue reading “Bethany Hedt-Gauthier & Isabel Fulcher Receive Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant”

Pipelines into Biostatistics Symposium – 7/2

Please join us for the annual Pipelines in Biostatistics Symposium, the culminating event for the Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology, on: Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 9am-3pm. During … Continue reading “Pipelines into Biostatistics Symposium – 7/2”