HDSI Awarded Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) has received a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support a team of Harvard faculty working on new methods for causal inference and … Continue reading “HDSI Awarded Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation”

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”

Dr. Helian Feng’s Successful Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Helian Feng who successfully defended her dissertation “Integrative Statistical Methods for Multi-omics Data” today! Advisor: Dr. Peter Kraft Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Liming Liang, and Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc (UCLA).

DFCI Zoominars for Data Science Lineup

We are pleased to announce a new weekly Zoominar for Data Science. Rather than a traditional seminar format, Rafael Irizarry will moderate a Q&A with invited speakers on various topics in data … Continue reading “DFCI Zoominars for Data Science Lineup”

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”

Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey

With assistance from Professor of Biostatistics Xihong Lin, a group of undergraduates from various universities recently developed a survey to assess the effects of COVID-19 on undergraduate communities. The data they hope to capture … Continue reading “Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey”

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”

Curtis Huttenhower and Yonatan Grad Receive Incubation Award

Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Dr. Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, were selected for an Incubation Award from the Harvard … Continue reading “Curtis Huttenhower and Yonatan Grad Receive Incubation Award”