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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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MCS, Mathematics, Statistics Diploma Ceremony 2016

Graduates and their family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Diploma and Awards Ceremony for the Department of Statistics and Mathematical and Computational Science on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in the Lomita Grove at 12:30pm with a...

Wing Wong named as founding member of new Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong

After years of preparation, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (ASHK) was inaugurated on December 5th in a ceremony at the Government House. ASHK sets out to promote scientific research and education, to serve as a focal point for academic...

Trevor Hastie featured in Data Science Distinguished Speaker Series

Data Science @ Stanford recently featured Trevor Hastie as part of its ongoing Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series. Their monthly hour-long format features leaders from academia, industry, and government who showcase the diversity in applications...

RSS Journal webinar with Brad Efron announced

***  Video of recorded webinar now available  *** Three leading names in statistics are convening via the internet to take part in the next RSS Journal webinar, taking place October 21, 2015; the start time is set for 8am in California (PDT), 11am...

New Stein Fellow Appointments

Rachel Wang and Lucy Xia joined the Department of Statistics as new Stein Fellows from September 1, 2015. Rachel received her PhD in Statistics at UC Berkeley this past spring under the supervision of Haiyan Huang and Peter Bickel. Her primary...


Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines


  •  December 8, 2015

  • Decisions have been posted.


  • February 2, 2016

  • Decisons have been posted.

Upcoming Seminars

Industrial Affiliates

Our Industrial Affiliates Program develops practical, knowledgeable 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 an annual workshop, faculty visits to member organizations, and contact with faculty and students in other departments of the University.

IA Members:

  • AIG
  • BlackRock
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Scotiabank
  • Stitch Fix
  • Tableau Software
  • Technicolor
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC