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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

2019 Statistics Department Diploma Ceremony

Statistics graduates and their family and friends are cordially invited to the department's Diploma Ceremony following the University's graduation exercises. Our ceremony is a joint affair with the...

Scott Linderman appointed Assistant Professor of Statistics

Scott W. Linderman arrives at Stanford from postdoctoral work in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at Harvard University, where his thesis...

Tengyu Ma receives honorable mention for ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society and present one award annually in recognition of superior research and writing by...

2019 Departmental and Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards

Recipients of Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards and the university's Centennial Teaching Assistant Award were recognized at the Spring Party this year. The Departmental Teaching Assistant Award...

Admissions Info

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Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines

Graduate Admissions  Application for Autumn 2020-2021 will be availabe in September 2019

PhD: December 3, 2019 (Tuesday)

MS: December 3, 2019 (Tuesday)

Data Science: MS: December 3, 2019 (Tuesday)

Recent Tech Reports

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Y. Bai, J.P. Romano, A.M. Shaikh
J.P. Romano, C. DiCiccio
S. Bates, E. Candès, L. Janson, W. Wang
Y. Romano, M. Sesia, E.J. Candès

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
  • LinkedIn
  • Stitch Fix
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC