A southern California native, Maxwell Weinstein ‘18, has had a lifelong love of numbers and his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers. Even as a child, Weinstein knew he wanted to find a way to make it to the big leagues. Today he serves as Director of Baseball Innovation for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Baseball is my first love, and statistics is my second. They have flipped a few times.”
Computing, Data Science and Society recently profiled 2023 grad Alice Xie, who is double majoring in Statisitcs and Art History.
Professor Giles Hooker will give a keynote address at the 2023 UC Davis Peter Hall Conference on Advances in Statistical Data Science titled "V-Statistics and Variance Estimation: Inference for Random Forests and Other Ensembles."
Distinguished Professor Mark van der Laan was part of a team that has been awarded a $100k prize for a long COVID-19 prediction model.
Foraging for food may not be the foundation of our nutrition, but Professor Philip Stark thinks the practice might provide a better way for us to interact with our cities and ecosystems.
Read the complete article from the Berkeley Food Institute.
Statistics Chair Haiyan Huang and Ph.D. student Shuni Li have contributed to an article recently published in the journal Nature titled "Population-based heteropolymer design to mimic protein mixtures."
You can learn more via the Berkeley News article, which asks, "Can synthetic polymers replace the body’s natural proteins?"
The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) has selected Bin Yu for the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship (DAAL). Formerly known as the R. A.
Professor Sandrine Dudoit (Ph.D. 1999) will give a virtual talk titled "Learning from Data in Single-Cell Transcriptomics" on February 13th for CANSSI, the Canadian Statistical Institute.
Berkeley Statistics is saddened to share the passing of Teaching Professor Emeritus Roger Purves.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Professor Roger Purves (1935-2023) earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics in 1963. Purves returned to Berkeley two years later and would serve in the Department from 1965-1980 and again from 1986 until his retirement in 2013.
The Department of Statistics is thrilled to welcome Adrián González-Casanova as Neyman Visiting Assistant Professor.
UC Berkeley statistics professor Philip Stark is no stranger to seeing his name in the media. He serves as an expert in response to reporter requests on such wide-ranging subjects as elections, earthquakes, the lottery and gender bias in academia.
- Written by Matthew Santillan for EECS