News & Announcements

The Statistics Department is honored to announce a full lineup of doctoral dissertation awards this year. Each hard-won distinction is accompanied by a prize of $1,000 and recipients will be presented with their certificates during our diploma ceremony on June 12th.
The Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards underscore Stanford's dedication to teaching quality, not only by our faculty but also by our many talented teaching assistants.
Following the stadium ceremony for Stanford's 2022 Commencement, Statistics graduates and their families and friends are invited to the department's Diploma Ceremony in Serra Grove, on Jane Stanford Way in front of Sequoia Hall.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

  8:30am - 5:30pm
  Gunn Rotunda at Wu Tsai Neurosciences (2nd floor east wing)
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Industrial Affiliates

Our IA Program develops practical relationships between the department and the industrial community by creating opportunities for scientists, engineers, and developers from high-profile businesses to meet with our graduate students and share research topics in an informal setting. The annual conference for members, faculty, and final-year PhD candidates is a highlight event in our academic year.

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USC's Gareth James will become Dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University on July 1st. Professor James received his Statistics PhD in 1998 under Trevor Hastie. Hailed as an active and dynamic leader during his time at the Marshall School of Business, he is E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration and professor of data sciences and operations, and served as interim dean there, leading the school’s COVID-19 response.

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Written by Witten

Our (formerly) own Daniela Witten (PhD 2010), now professor and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Washington, has contributed a special brand of advice to doctoral students in the April/May issue of IMS Bulletin:

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