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  • The National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University’s Jing Lei and Ryan Tibshirani Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. Lei and Tibshirani, both assistant professors in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Department of Statistics, each received five-year, $400,000 grants for their projects “Modernizing Classical Nonparametric and Multivariate Theory for Large-scale, High-dimensional Data Analysis” and “Locally Adaptive Nonparametric Estimation for the Modern Age — New Insights, Extensions, and Inference Tools,” respectively.
  • Chad Schafer has been elected co-chair of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration. Starting in 2022, the LSST will digitally image the sky every night for a decade. The massive camera will gather roughly 30 terabytes - or 30,000 gigabytes - each night, creating "big data" for astronomy like never before. Read more
  • Ryan Tibshirani’s father is a statistician, but that is not the reason he went into the field. To Tibshirani, statistics is special because of its broad potential to impact almost any domain or field.
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"Effect of Alzheimer's Disease Risk Genes on Trajectories of Cognitive Function in the Cardiovascular Health Study"

Cognitive Trajectories in Individuals With and Without CR1, CLU, and PICALM Risk Allelesa. Panel shows the mean trajectory for individuals carrying zero (2) or two (+) copies of the risk allele. From Effect of Alzheimer's Disease Risk Genes on Trajectories of Cognitive Function in the Cardiovascular Health Study by Robert A. Sweet, Howard Seltman, and others.
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