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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

Percy Liang named Sloan Research Fellow

The fellowship is awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and honors outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. Candidates are nominated by their colleagues, and winning fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior...

ALS Prediction Prize winning algorithms inspire new advances

The article's unnamed "Stanford University... statistics professor" is one Lester Mackey, who was honored last year for his first place result with Lilly Fang in the ALS Prediction Prize.

Trevor Hastie awarded 2014 Parzen Prize

Sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Statistics, the Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation recognizes outstanding careers in the discipline and profession of statistics. Professor Hastie is cited "for pioneering,...

Stats 60 Honor Code experiment cited

A lead article about the Honor Code in today's Stanford Daily referenced Guenther Walther's Stats 60 class and an experiment he conducted to find out how many of his students had cheated while at Stanford. The purpose of the exercise was to...

Fukuyama and Holmes noted for research profiled by SoM News

Third-year PhD student Julie Fukuyama and Statistics professor Susan Holmes were among the coauthors of a paper recently profiled by the School of Medicine News Center. The study, published online September 22nd in the Proceedings of the National...


Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines


  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014


  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Upcoming Seminars

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Mon 06 Apr | Probability Seminar
Takis Konstatopoulos
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Mon 06 Apr | Probability Seminar
Matthew Junge
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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:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Stitch Fix
  • Technicolor
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC