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Welcome to the Department of Statistics

Statistics is a dynamic discipline that aims at the development and application of methodologies for inference and data analysis for science, medicine, business and society. A current challenge facing the field is Big Data and the exponential growth of data being generated worldwide that await analysis. A consequence is that the demand for skilled statisticians has been steadily rising. Statistics uses tools from mathematics, probability and computing to develop specific statistical approaches for prediction, classification, learning, estimation and hypothesis testing. UC Davis Statistics faculty pursue vigorous research programs at the forefront of current developments and engage in a large array of interdisciplinary collaborations. Department faculty are committed to provide students with excellent training and a broad education in Statistics.

The Statistics Department strives to increase diversity and equity in Higher Education. We are committed to a multicultural academic environment that supports the success of all students and faculty. Applicants who show potential in leadership within the university mission of diversity and equity are strongly encouraged to apply to our graduate program or to our undergraduate major.

How to find us

We are located on the fourth floor of the Mathematical Sciences Building. Our mailing address is:

Department of Statistics
Mathematical Sciences Building 4118
399 Crocker Lane
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Tel: (530)-752-2361
Fax: (530) 752-7099

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Statistics and Biostatistics Awards Ceremony and Graduation Celebration

Date: Tuesday, May 30th 5-7pm

Location: MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

About: We will be honoring all of those students who have received (or will be receiving) degrees in Statistics or Biostatistics during 2016-17, as well as those who are receiving Departmental Citations and other honors. We will also announce the winners of this year's various graduate student awards, such as the Julius Blum Award, and the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. Students being honored are welcome to invite their families to share the occasion.  

RTG Undergraduate Student Conference

Date: Monday, June 5th 5:30pm-8pm

Location: MSB 1147 

About: The undergraduate participants in the RTG program will be presenting their research projects.  All undergraduate students, faculty, and graduate students are encouraged to attend.  You can find out more about the RTG projects this year on the RTG website.  

Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

STA 290 Seminar: Gerald Quon

Thursday, May 25th, 4:10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Gerald Quon (Molecular & Cellular Biology, UC Davis)

Title TBA.

Please visit our Seminars page for a full schedule for Spring 2017.

STA 290 Seminar: Qiuyan Xu

Friday, May 26th, 11:00am, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Qiuyan Xu (Sequoia Data and Technology)

Title: “Mobile Wallet Usage Study: analyzing and predicting mobile wallet adoption and activity with the help of call detail records” - ABSTRACT

Please visit our Seminars page for a full schedule for Spring 2017.

Student-run Seminar Series: Irene Kim

Wednesday, May 24th, 11:10am, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Irene Kim, (PhD Student, Statistics, UC Davis)

Title: “Homology of simplicial complexes and convergence of Persistence Diagram as weighted point process” - ABSTRACT

Please visit our Student-run seminars page for a full schedule for Spring 2017.


Read the Statistics Fall Newsletter

The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the launch of their new newsletter to keep all students, staff and faculty - past and present - to keep in touch with what is going on in the department. Find the newsletter online here.  


Announcement: new MS coordinator

The Graduate Program in Statistics is delighted to welcome our new MS Program Coordinator, Jillian Hancock. Jillian will handle all matters regarding our Master's program. Welcome to the Stats Department, Jillian!

To learn more about our MS program in Statistics please visit the Master's Page...

Peter Hall Memorial Website

Peter Hall Memorial Website

The Statistics department has set up a memorial site for tributes to Professor Peter Hall, who passed away in January 2016. You can visit the site at: http://peterhallmemorial.ucdavis.edu/


NEW: Post-doctoral Fellow Position in Statistics - Application review begins 5/31/17.

NEW: Peter Hall Visiting Assistant Professor Positions in Statistics. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - now due 4/17/17.