Department News
New Faculty Positions starting Fall 2019

Department of Statistics

Columbia University

Faculty Position Starting Fall 2019

The Department of Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2019....

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Professors Lo and Zheng receives NSF funding for Big Data Research

Congratulations to Professor Shaw-Hwa Lo (PI) and Professor Tian Zheng (co-PI) for receiving a $900,000 NSF BIGDATA grant. For this award, the team, led by Professor Lo, will study statistical foundations for measuring predictivity and collaborate with New York City’s Department of Transportation on predictive problems in traffic safety. 

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Congratulations! Professor Tian Zheng receives The Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award

Professor Tian Zheng receives The Presidential Teaching Award 

Professor Zheng wins the highest teaching honor at Columbia University:  The Presidential Teaching Award....

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Department of Statistics

Columbia University

Faculty Positions Starting  Fall 2017

The Department of Statistics invites applications for a faculty position in applied/interdisciplinary statistics to begin July 1, 2017....

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Mark Brown

Columbia University will be holding a symposium to honor Mark Brown. The symposium takes place at Columbia University on March 1st, 2019....

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Professor Simon Tavaré Takes Aim at Cancer with Math

For most of his career, Simon Tavaré has worked at the intersection of the mathematical and biomedical sciences. A pioneering statistician and internationally recognized cancer researcher, Tavaré was appointed by President Lee C....

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The proliferation of master’s and doctoral programs in data science and analytics continues, seemingly due to the insatiable demand of employers for data scientists. ...

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David Blei was named co-editor-in-chief at the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR).

David Blei was named co-editor-in-chief at the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR). Established in 2000, JMLR has become the premiere journal in the field of machine learning....

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Professor Ming Yuan will serve as a co-Editor of The Annals of Statistics.

Professor Ming Yuan will serve as a co-Editor of The Annals of Statistics for the three-year term from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021....

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Swing, an AI-based Tennis App, Allows Players to Track Their Stats and Improve Their Games

When he was a graduate student in statistics at Columbia, Swupnil Sahai considered doing his doctoral dissertation on the statistics of tennis....

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Victor Veitch Winner of the Pierre Robillard Award 2018

This prize recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year.

Victor Veitch is the winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada....

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