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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

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...

Ingram Olkin, influential statistician, dies at 91

Both daily newspapers, the Stanford Report and the student-run Stanford Daily, ran obituaries for Ingram today: very impressive coverage, greatly deserved, and much appreciated.

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our colleague Ingram Olkin passed away peacefully in the late evening of April 28, 2016. Ingram was a most dignified person, who graced the lives of many with his sharp wit and intellect, his good...

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...

Statistics PhD Oral Exam Announcements


Jingshu Wang
Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Sequoia Hall, Room 200
Title: Factor Analysis for High-dimensional Data with Application to Confounder Adjustment in Simultaneous Inference

Yunjin Choi
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Sequoia Hall, Room 200
Title: Selecting the Dimension of a Subspace in Principal Component Analysis and Canonical Correlation Analysis

Josh Loftus
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Sequoia Hall, Room 200

Hera He
Date: Friday, 27 May 2016
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Sequoia Hall, Room 200
Title: Efficient Permutation P-value Estimation for Gene Set Tests

Qingyuan Zhao
Date: Friday, 3 June 2016
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Sequoia Hall, Room 200
Title: Tailoring the Loss Function in Observational Studies

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