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Chan School grad believes biostatistics can penetrate cancer’s puzzles

Chan School grad believes biostatistics can penetrate cancer’s puzzles

May 24, 2017

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.

Daniel Schlauch doesn’t so much love data as love making it work for him.

He downloads the numbers that describe his life, from his Fitbit, his Uber app, and wherever else they accumulate in his data-centric world.

“I keep track of all of those kinds of things in my life,” Schlauch said. “I’m not quite sure...

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Harvard scientists help develop algorithm that predicts social cooperation

Harvard scientists help develop algorithm that predicts social cooperation

March 29, 2017

Large social networks foster connections by erasing national, geographic, and even linguistic barriers. But when it comes to fostering cooperation, global connectivity leaves something to be desired, new research says.

Working with colleagues at Emmanuel College, Harvard scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts whether a social structure is likely to favor cooperation, and the findings suggest that strong pairwise relationships — not loose networks scattered across the globe — are the most conducive to cooperation. The study is described in a March...

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Harvard launches sweeping data science initiative

Harvard launches sweeping data science initiative

March 28, 2017

 

A statistician and a computer scientist have been named co-leaders of Harvard’s new Data Science Initiative, the Harvard University Office of the Vice Provost for Research announced today.

A University-wide program that will aid cross-disciplinary collaboration, the initiative will be led by Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan...

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