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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

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...

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...

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 "thought leaders" from academia, industry, and government who showcase the diversity in...

RSS Journal webinar with Brad Efron announced

***  Video of recorded webinar now available  *** 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...


Statistics PhD and MS Application Deadlines


  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015


  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Upcoming Seminars

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Seminars will return after a brief hiatus.

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