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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, staticians 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. 


IAMG Award

Xintong Li has received an award from the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences.

Student Ambassador

Sharif Mahmood has been selected Graduate Student Ambassador.

Undergraduate Research

Audrey Chang has received an Undergraduate Research Award from the College of Arts & Sciences for Fall 2016.

2016-2017 Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are awarded to nine students.

2016 Graduates

Bo Tong, Chendi Cao and Xiaojing Zhang are the newest members of KSU alumni association. Congratulations!

Alumni Fellowship

R. Dennis Cook has been named 2016 KSU Alumni Fellow for the College of Arts & Sciences.  Dr. Cook earned a master's degree in statistics from K-State in 1969 and a doctorate, also in statistics, in 1970.

Faculty Enhancement Awards

Gyuhyeong Goh and Mike Higgins have each won an award in the Arts & Sciences Faculty Enhancement Program. 

Faculty Development Awards

Juan Du and Weixing Song have each received a Faculty Development Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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