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Education in the Statistics discipline acquaints students with the role played by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods in the many fields of science, medicine, technology, and even the humanities.

We provide instruction in the theory and application of techniques that have been found to be commonly useful, and offer advanced training through interdisciplinary and graduate programs. 

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News & Announcements

Associate or Full Professor in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department at Stanford University invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Applied Statistics, Theoretical Statistics, or Probability....

Assistant Professor in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Statistics, Theoretical Statistics, or Probability. This is a research...

Stein Fellow in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department at Stanford University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Stein Fellow position, for two years with possible extension to three years. The Stein Fellowship is designed...

International Prize in Statistics awarded to Bradley Efron

The International Statistical Institute in partnership with ASA, IBS, IMS, and RSS in the International Prize in Statistics Foundation have selected Efron as the second winner of this distinction–the...

Tengyu Ma appointed Assistant Professor of Statistics

Tengyu Ma comes to the department from Princeton University where he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science advised by Sanjeev Arora. His undergraduate studies were at Tsinghua University. With a joint...

Admissions Info

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Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines

Graduate Admissions  Application is OPEN: Autumn 2019-2020 start

PhD: December 4, 2018

MS: January 15, 2019

Data Science: MS: January 15, 2019

Upcoming Seminars

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Mon 07 Jan | Probability Seminar
Lenya Ryzhik
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Fri 11 Jan | Statistics Seminar
Larry Wasserman
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Special Event


Mon 14 Jan | Probability Seminar
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Tue 15 Jan | Statistics Seminar
James Johndrow
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Industrial Affiliates

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Our IA Program develops practical relationships between the department and the industrial community by creating opportunities for scientists, engineers, and researchers in local companies to meet with our graduate students in an informal setting. The program offers a variety of benefits, including the annual workshop and faculty visits to member organizations.

IA Members:

  • Baidu Research
  • BlackRock
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Stitch Fix
  • Systematica Investments
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC