• Seminars Fall 2016
  • Hall memorial conference group photo
  • Data Mining Cup Winning Team 2016
  • Learn about our undergrad degrees
  • Find out about our grad programs
  • research training group

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.

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

Directions to the Department


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Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

STA 290 Seminar: Johannes Lederer

Thursday Dec 1, 4:10pm, MSB 1147

Speaker: Johannes Lederer (University of Washington)   

Title: "Graphical Models for Discrete and Continuous Data"


Part of the STA 290 SEMINAR SERIES

(This is the final Seminar of Fall 2016 quarter - check back for the Winter 2017 series)


Holiday Party 2016

2016 Holiday Party

Date: Friday Dec 2, 2016, 4pm-8pm

Location: Student Community Center

Statistics and Biostatistics Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to our annual Holiday Party. We hope to see you there!


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.  

Frank Samaniego elected Member of AAAS

Frank Samaniego

ANNOUNCEMENT 12/1/16: We are pleased to announce that our colleague, Distinguished Emeritus Professor Francisco Samaniego, has been elected as a 2016 member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Congratulations Frank!

PhD student Minjie Fan wins IISA 2016 Best Student Paper award

ANNOUNCEMENT 8/29/16: We are excited to announce that one of our Phd students, Minjie Fan, has been announced as a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at this year's International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Conference in Corvallis, Oregon.

Well done, Minjie!


NEW: Faculty Position in Statistics. Applications due 11/18/16.


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/