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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

PNAS QnAs with Rob Tibshirani

The Early Edition of Volume 112 Number 25 of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online is released today, and includes a Q&A with Rob -- elected to the National Academy in 2012 -- about his current research.

Statistics/Financial Math/M&CS Diploma Ceremony 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the Diploma and Awards Ceremony for the Department of Statistics and Mathematical and Computational Science on Sunday, June 14, in the Lomita Grove beginning at 12:30pm with a reception to follow at 1:30pm....

Will Fithian and Stephen Reid receive 2015 CTA Awards

The 2015 Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards were announced online and in a full-page ad in The Stanford Daily today. This program recognizes and rewards graduate student teachers in three university divisions. Within the School of Humanities and...

Rare new interview with Persi Diaconis

Erica Klarreich of Quanta Magazine managed a substantial one-on-one with our resident magician during the San Antonio JMMs this past January; the conversation ran from fluid mixing to a national smoosh.

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...


Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines


  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015


  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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
  • Tableau Software
  • Technicolor
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC