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About Our Department

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

2018 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 event is held together with the Math...

Rob Tibshirani to receive honorary doctorate from University of Waterloo

Rob received his undergraduate degree from Waterloo, which will award 10 honorary doctorates during a week of 2018 convocation events. The three new members of the Faculty of Mathematics will be...

2018 Department Awards

The Statistics Department is pleased to announce this year’s PhD Thesis award winners: congratulations to these graduates for their stellar work! ♦ Theodore W. Anderson Theory of Statistics...

Trevor Hastie elected to National Academy of Sciences

The Statistics Department is thrilled to learn that Trevor Hastie has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences this morning, recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in...

Admissions Info

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Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines

Graduate Admisssions (2019-2020)

PhD: Application opens mid-September 2018

MS: Application opens mid-September 2018

Data Science: Application opens mid-September 2018

Upcoming Seminars

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Seminars will return after a brief hiatus.

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:

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