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Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
News & Announcements

Recent News

  • A multi-institute research team, which includes Carnegie Mellon Dept. of Statistics & Data Science faculty and graduate students, has published the largest study to date for whole-genome sequencing in autism in which they discovered tens of thousands of rare mutations in noncoding DNA sequences and assessed if these contribute to autism spectrum disorder. Kathryn Roeder, the UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, and Ph.D. students Kevin Lin and Lingxue Zhu, were among the researchers who used cutting-edge statistical models to analyze data from 1,902 families comprised of... Read more
  • Congratulations to Theresa Gebert and Ron Yurko for a well-deserved honor. Both have been named Carnegie Mellon Presidential Fellows for the 2018-2019 year for their outstanding contributions to the intellectual mission of the Department and University.
  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Rob Kass believes brain research is in desperate need of cutting-edge statistics, which can and should supply a crucial link between new, highly complex data and the thorough scientific explanations the research aims to generate. As the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies’ 2017 R.A Fisher Lecturer, Kass outlined his case in “The Importance of Statistics: Lessons From the Brain Sciences.”
Seminars

Monday, February 25th

  1. Pragya Sur Refreshments
  2. Pragya Sur Seminar

Monday, March 18th

  1. Cecile Ane

Monday, March 25th

  1. Jonathan Pillow

Monday, April 8th

  1. Caroline Uhler

Monday, April 15th

  1. Jeff Shaman
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