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Ten Statistical Ideas That Changed the World

In this collection of videos, Trevor Hastie and Rob Tibshirani interview authors of seminal papers in the field of statistics. This project was part of Stanford's STATS 319 class held in Winter Quarter of 2024.

News & Announcements

A new appointment will join our department on July 1. Brian comes to us from a postdoctoral stint with the Columbia University Department of Statistics as well as a visiting researcher post with the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design in Seattle.
In this feature article from the School of Humanities and Sciences website, our incoming data science program director describes his ambition to help students see how statistics, data science, and probability apply to their everyday lives by infusing introductory courses in these subjects with relatable examples, and even a lot of fun.
Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards underscore Stanford's dedication to the highest quality in teaching, a leadership role held not only by members of faculty but also by many talented teaching assistants.
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2025-26 Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

PhD program: December 4, 2024

MS programs: January 15, 2025

Upcoming Seminars & Events

July
23
  4:30pm
  Sloan 380C
  Jialiang Mao, LinkedIn
August
6
  4:30pm
  Sloan 380C
  Kevin Chen, Harvard
August
13
  4:30pm
  Sloan 380C
  Saharon Rosset, Tel Aviv University
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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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The entire collection of Tech Reports issued by the Statistics Department — since 1949 — is available in PDF format. Browse the Archive in date order or search by Author, Year, Series, or Title keyword: advance your research or just find something interesting every time!