News & Announcements
Faculty Positions starting in Fall 2016

The Department of Statistics invites applications for multiple positions at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline to begin July 1, 2016.

The Department of Statistics invites applications for two faculty positions in applied/interdisciplinary statistics to begin July 1, 2016.

The Department of Statistics invites applications for a four-year term position …

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Congratulations Prof. John Cunningham for The McKnight Scholar Award and an “honorable mention” for the Presidential Teaching Award
McKnight Scholar Award The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is pleased to announce it has selected six neuroscientists to receive the 2016 McKnight Scholar Awards. The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent…

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Congratulations Prof. Yang Feng on receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award

Congratulations to Yang Feng on receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, effective July 1, 2016. The title of his project is “Statistical inference of network and relational data”. The CAREER Award is the most prestigious award from the NSF in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of …

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Special recognition for MA Statistics students in a Data Hackathon team competition

(From left to right (top) Han Cui, JingJing Feng, (bottom) Xinjia Zhang, Sitao Luan.)

A hackathon in January included interdisciplinary teams who sifted through 60,000 records tied to the presidential primaries. The 2 teams that received special recognition for best storytelling and data visualization included 4 MA Statistics students. The …

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Congratulations Prof. Marcel Nutz on winning an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

Congratulations to Marcel Nutz on winning an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. This is an extremely prestigious award and we at the Department of Statistics are delighted and proud that Marcel’s research has been recognized.

Marcel’s work uses Statistics and Mathematics to study problems that arise in Finance, Economics, and …

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Second Conference on Risk and Dependence: Theory and Applications

Dates: June 7 – 10, 2016 Organizing Committee: José Blanchet, Mark Brown, Lorán Chollete, and Victor de la PeñaLocation: Columbia University, Statistics Department

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Two M.A. in Statistics students win the Davis Award for excellent academic achievement.

Two M.A. in Statistics students, Hanxi Sun and Chi-Heng Lin, win the Davis Award for excellent academic achievement. 

The Davis Fellowship carries provides a small monetary award presented to outstanding academic achievement and is funded by a $10 million bequest from the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, ’31 GSAS.    Read More  …

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