Sexual Harassment Has No Place in Statistics & Data Science

We join our colleagues in the Department of Statistical Science in condemning all acts of sexual misconduct and harassment in statistics and data science, and in working to eliminate them from our professions.

Robert Calderbank, Director
Jerome Reiter, Deputy Director
Information Initiative at Duke

Statement from Duke Department of Statistical Science Faculty

Duke alumna Kristian Lum (PhD 2010)  recently wrote a blog post about sexual misconduct in statistics and data science. We commend Dr. Lum for shining a light on the problems of sexual misconduct. We condemn all acts of sexual misconduct and harassment — including unwanted sexual advances, groping, and denigration of anyone — in the strongest terms. We express our full commitment to help eradicate them from our profession.