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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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DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2017: Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position in Statistics

Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

STA 290 Seminar: Luke Bornn

Thursday October 19, 4:10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Luke Bornn, Vice-President of Strategy & Analytics, Sacramento Kings

Title: From Pixels to Points: Using Tracking Data to Measure Performance in Professional Sports” - ABSTRACT

Visit our STA 290 Seminars page for the full Fall schedule

Student-Run seminar: Hyeyeong Choe

Tuesday October 17, 4:00pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Hyeyeong Choe (Post-Doc, Environmental Sci & Policy, UC Davis)

Title: "How statistics are used in ecological models and conservation planning" - ABSTRACT

Visit the Student-run Seminars page for the full schedule for Fall 2017


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/


Read the Statistics Fall Newsletter

Keep up to date with Department of Statistics news, faculty, students, staff and alumni: Find the newsletter online here.