The ASA Celebrates Women in Statistics honor of Women’s History Month, the American Statistical Association (ASA) celebrated women who work in statistics and data science with a series of short biographies on AMSTAT News. Both … Continue reading “The ASA Celebrates Women in Statistics”

Upcoming Career Development Events

The Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) invites our students and postdocs to visit with a recent Harvard astrophysicist PhD currently in the malaria group at the Institute for Disease Modeling … Continue reading “Upcoming Career Development Events”

HDSI Hosts Multidisciplinary Roundtables

On November 6, members from the Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI), Elsevier, and LexisNexis sat down to participate in three 90-minute multidisciplinary roundtables to identify problems of societal importance that … Continue reading “HDSI Hosts Multidisciplinary Roundtables”

Harvard Data Science Initiative Launch Event

Professor of Biostatistics and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative Francesca Dominici helped launch the initiative last week with the first of a planned series of seminars focusing on … Continue reading “Harvard Data Science Initiative Launch Event”

Dominici Named New Chair of NIH Review Panel

Francesca Dominici, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and co-Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative has been appointed chair of the NIH Review Panel for Biostatistical Methods and Research Design Study Section … Continue reading “Dominici Named New Chair of NIH Review Panel”

Tianyi Cai Dissertation Defense

Tuesday, August 29th 11:00 AM FXB G10 Tai will present his dissertation on “Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Observational Data with Multiple Correlated Outcomes”. His committee is chaired by … Continue reading “Tianyi Cai Dissertation Defense”

Upcoming Defense Schedule

Yulei Wang Thesis Defense Monday, May 1, 2017, 1:00 PM, Bldg 2, Rm 401 Yulei will present her Master’s thesis on “Studying Life Rhythmicity Among Mood Disorder Patients with Smartphone Sensor Data”.  Her … Continue reading “Upcoming Defense Schedule”

Drought and the Risk of Hospital Admissions

While the occurrence, severity, and geographic extent of droughts are anticipated to increase under climate change, the health consequences of drought conditions are unknown. Professor Francesca Dominici recently took part … Continue reading “Drought and the Risk of Hospital Admissions”

Cardiovascular disease-related hospital admissions jump on second day after major snowfall

Sometimes it requires using a novel approach to tease out health impacts related to climate change.  A recent study did just that, coordinating electronic medical records across hospitals to identify trends … Continue reading “Cardiovascular disease-related hospital admissions jump on second day after major snowfall”