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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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Stein Fellow in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Stein Fellow position, for two years with possible extension to three years. The Stein Fellowship is designed to be a career building step for new scholars. Our intention is to...

Assistant Professor in Statistics or Probability

The Statistics Department seeks applicants for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Probability, Applied or Theoretical Statistics. These are research and teaching positions with student advising and department committee...

New Stein Fellow Appointments

Rachel Wang and Lucy Xia joined the Department of Statistics as new Stein Fellows from September 1, 2015. Rachel received her PhD in Statistics at UC Berkeley this past spring under the supervision of Haiyan Huang and Peter Bickel. Her primary...

RSS Journal webinar with Brad Efron announced

Three leading names in statistics are convening via the internet to take part in the next RSS Journal webinar, taking place October 21, 2015; the start time is set for 8am in California (PDT), 11am in New York (EDT), and 4pm in the UK (BST). The...

Research highlight: Possible early markers for preterm birth risk

As reported by the Stanford MedicineNews Center, a recent study that includes co-author Susan Holmes was published online August 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Another co-author, David Stevenson, MD, states that the ...


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:

  • BlackRock
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Stitch Fix
  • Tableau Software
  • Technicolor
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC