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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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David Blei elected as a fellow of The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

David Blei has been elected as a fellow of The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). David Blei is a leader in the area of large data analysis through machine learning. One of his central contributions is the rigorous treatment of the area of topic modeling, wherein a large data set …

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The Columbia-JAFEE meetings began at Columbia in 1997 and have been alternating between taking place in Japan and New York ever since. This will be the 11th conference, and the Columbia Statistics Department is proud to host the JAFEE (Japanese Association of Financial Econometrics and Engineering) scholars on October 2 …

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Yixin Wang (Phd student in Statistics), sent correct answers to all three parts to Student Puzzle Corner 9 - IMS Bulletin

Yixin Wang (Phd student in Statistics), sent correct answers to all three parts to Student Puzzle Corner 9.

Full article here – IMS Bulletin (http://bulletin.imstat.org/2015/07/solution-to-student-puzzle-corner-9/)

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The IWSM is organized every two years. The first IWSM 2007 was held at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA. Then, the IWSM 2009 and IWSM 2011 were held at University of Technology of Troyes, France and Stanford University, USA, respectively. The workshop covers all aspects of sequential methodologies in mathematical …

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The goal of this workshop is to bring together economists, mathematicians, statisticians, and industry experts, in order to discuss recent advances in systemic risk. The objective is to expose the audience to interesting aspects behind systemic risk, including its quantification and optimal mitigation strategies.

  This workshop is sponsored by…

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Stochastic portfolio theory is now firmly placed as one of the most exciting areas in modern mathematical economics and finance. Models and ideas from the field have branched out in several directions in mathematical finance and beyond, such as particle systems, queueing theory, stochastic analysis, and optimal transport, to name …

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2015 Minghui Yu Memorial Conference April 18, 2015

The Minghui Yu Memorial Conference will be held on Saturday, April 18. Registration is free but requested for planning purposes. Register here.

Schedule and Program here.…

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Andrew Gelman:  Statistician of the Year (2014-2015), awarded by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Professor Andrew Gelman:  Statistician of the Year (2014-2015), awarded by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Andrew Gelman is one of the leading quantitative researchers at the intersection of social science and statistics. He received his undergraduate degrees in math and physics at MIT, and his PhD in …

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John P. Cunningham:  Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

Professor John P. Cunningham, a Columbia University researcher working at the intersection of statistics, machine learning and neuroscience, has received a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. An assistant professor of statistics, Cunningham is also affiliated with the Data Science Institute, the Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind and the Zuckerman …

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Tomoyuki Ichiba, 2009 PhD from the Statistics Department and recipient of the SIAM Prize for Young Researchers for the study of Stochastic Portfolio Theory.

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8 Million Rats for 8 Million New Yorkers? Data Suggest a City Legend Is Flawed

For some years, statistics have suggested that New York City was getting safer, cleaner and more expensive. Now there are numbers that suggest the city may not be home to as many rats as New Yorkers might have thought — or liked to boast about to visitors.

Jonathan Auerbach, a …

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