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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. 


Undergraduate Research

Audrey Chang and Graham Seacat have each received an award for A&S undergraduate research.

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.

2016-2017 Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are awarded to nine students.

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