Harry Zhou receives Lex Hixson Prize for Teaching Excellence.
Harrison Huibin Zhou, professor and department chair of statistics & data science, your students praise your energy and enthusiasm in the classroom and your approachability and kindness outside of it. Your students say how much they appreciate your clarity, organization, and sense of humor. One of them says of you: “With the problem perfectly specified at the beginning, the results he shows us follow naturally from an elegant chain of logic.” Another says, “His lectures are sprinkled with his amazing sense of humor and great side stories about academia, and the history of statistics, giving students a sense of the field and not just the material.” Finally, your students wholeheartedly appreciate your willingness to help them outside of the classroom during your ever-extending office hours, which even include meetings over lunch to discuss concepts. For giving so generously of your talents in the classroom, Yale College is proud to award the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences to you, Harrison Zhou.”