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Department of Statistics


Statistics is the science of making decisions by collecting, analyzing and making inferences from data. This field is the quintessential interdisciplinary science because of its reach in all areas of science, engineering, business and education. By collecting numbers, images and information, statisticians have virtually unlimited opportunities. It's an explosive time for the field, with no shortage of new data types for theoretical and applied study. Possibilities include:

  • Monitoring the environment
  • Developing new vaccines
  • Increasing product reliability 
  • Growing more efficient crops
  • Setting actuarial rates

Our statistics program prioritizes collaboration with scientists, faculty, staff, students and alumni from a variety of fields. Statistics has changed rapidly in recent years, thanks to monumental advances in technology. We maintain a successful program by aggressively incorporating modern statistical trends and utilizing nationally distinguished faculty. 

Recent News

Four Free Workshops

The Department will offer four free workshops during Summer 2018, sponsored by Shell Oil. Space is limited -- apply now

Goh Publishes in The American Statistician

Gyuhyeong Goh has co-authored an article on ultrahigh-dimensional regression in The American Statistician.

Haoyu Zhang Receives Travel Award

Haoyu Zhang has been awarded an A&S Research Travel grant to present her research at the next JSM meeting. 

Nelson Walker Receives NSF Award

Nelson Walker has been awarded an honorable mention for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

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