Elizabeth Tipton

Elizabeth Tipton joins the Faculty

Elizabeth Tipton will join the Faculty as Associate Professor of Statistics and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) on September 1, 2018. Tipton's research focuses on the development of statistical methods and tools for making ‘causal generalizations’.




Han Liu and Arend Kuyper Join the Faculty

Han Liu, Associate Professor of Statistics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will join the faculty on September 1, 2018. He uses computation and data as a lens to explore science and intelligence.

Arend Kuyper, Assistant Professor of Instruction, joined the faculty in September 2017, focusing on the development and application of statistical methods in education and the Department's Data Science initiatives.


Donald Rubin

Professor Donald B. Rubin receives an honorary degree from Northwestern on June 16, 2017 at Northwestern University’s 159th commencement ceremony. Read more about it here


NU Statistics alumni JSM reunion

JSM 2016 Alumni reunion

Ph.D. alumni gathered together with faculty members Larry Hedges, Ji-Ping Wang, Hongmei Jiang, and Beth Andrews for dinner after the JSM conference on August 1.

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Stats phd grads 2016

Congratulations to our newly hooded PhD graduates!

 From left to right: Yi Gao, Xiaofei Hu, Zach Seeskin, Wendy Chan, Qingyang Zhang

  • Cheng Li (PhD 2014) has accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore.
  • Statistics Chairman Larry Hedges was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Education Science Board.  The Board helps establish policy and priorities for the research arm of the US Department of Education. Read more about the Board at:

  • Beth Tipton (PhD 2011), Assistant Professor at Columbia University, was awarded the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award for Quantitative Research in Education for 2016.

  • Yuan Liao (PhD 2010) will be appointed as Associate Professor of Economics at Rutgers University this fall.

  • Statistics professors Bruce Spencer and Ajit Tamhane were elected as Fellows of the International Statistical Institute.

  • Wendy Chan (PhD 2016) has accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Postdoc Nathan VanHoudnos received the award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation among all predoctoral training fellows supported by the US Institute of Education Science.

  • Jiangtao Gou has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Hunter College of CUNY.

  • Qingayng Zhang has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at University of Arkansas.