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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. 


2017-2018 Scholarships

Nearly $45,000 in departmental scholarships are awarded to 12 students.

Jie Ren Receives Travel Award

Jie Ren has been awarded a travel grant to present her research at the next JSM meeting. 

Cen Wu Receives Research Award

Dr. Cen Wu has received an Innovative Research Award from the Johnson Cancer Research Center.  

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