Upcoming Defense Schedule

Ryan Sun Dissertation Defense Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00 AM, Kresge 502 Ryan will present his dissertation on “Methods for High-Dimensional Inference in Genetic Association Studies”.  His committee is chaired by Dr. Xihong … Continue reading “Upcoming Defense Schedule”

Scientific Inference and Big Data: Addressing the opportunities, risks, and challenges

On June 8-9, 2016, the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics (CATS) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to discuss how scientific inference should be applied when working with … Continue reading “Scientific Inference and Big Data: Addressing the opportunities, risks, and challenges”

The 31st New England Statistics Symposium

In 2014, the Department hosted the 28th New England Statistics Symposium (NESS). This year, the meeting will be hosted by the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut on … Continue reading “The 31st New England Statistics Symposium”

2016 Holiday Message from Xihong Lin

As we approach the holiday season, I would like to express my warmest appreciation to faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, alumni, and friends of the Harvard Biostatistics Department for your … Continue reading “2016 Holiday Message from Xihong Lin”

Reviewing the 2016 PQG Conference: A Genome Every 12 Minutes

The huge upswing in sequencing activity over the past few years was one of the main topics discussed at the 10th annual PQG (Program in Quantitative Genomics) conference held earlier this month … Continue reading “Reviewing the 2016 PQG Conference: A Genome Every 12 Minutes”

Biostats Annual Meet & Greet

The Department held their annual Meet and Greet on Friday in the Kresge cafeteria, giving faculty, researchers, students, and staff the chance to break from routine, and to socialize, snack, … Continue reading “Biostats Annual Meet & Greet”

Message from Rebecca Betensky, PI of T36 Grant: Pipelines into Biostatistics

On July 20-22 we had an enormously successful three days of workshops, symposium, meetings, culmination, reunions, evaluation and celebration related to our activities to increase the diversity of our students … Continue reading “Message from Rebecca Betensky, PI of T36 Grant: Pipelines into Biostatistics”

HSPH Secures BD2K Training Grant

From contributor Sheila Gaynor:  We are very pleased to announce that our department was recently awarded an NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) T32 Training Grant that will support six … Continue reading “HSPH Secures BD2K Training Grant”

Marvin Zelen Leadership Award Lecture

Karen Bandeen-Roche, Chair of the Biostatistics Department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received the 20th annual Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science at the School last Thursday. It was … Continue reading “Marvin Zelen Leadership Award Lecture”