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  • research training group
  • 2016 symposium

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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If you are preparing to apply to our Statistics graduate program for Fall 2016, the online application system is now open. Information about admissions requirements can be found on the ADMISSIONS PAGE

The PhD / Fellowship deadline is January 15, and the Final MS deadline is March 1.

For enquiries: PhD applicants please contact Pete Scully (530-692-5194); MS applicants please contact Melany Miners (530-341-3909).

Upcoming Seminars

STA 290 Seminars

The STA 290 seminar for Thursday Dec 1st has been canceled. The STA 290 Seminar Series will return in January 2016. Please check our seminars page for updates.


Prof. Hall elected fellow of ASSA

Peter Hall

ANNOUNCEMENT (10/1/15): We are pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Peter Hall has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

Congratulations to Prof. Hall for receiving this prestigious honor!

Prof. Jiming Jiang wins NISS Award

Prof Jiming Jiang receives NISS award

ANNOUNCEMENT (8/28/15): We are pleased to announce that Professor Jiming Jiang has been awarded the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) Former Postdoc Achievement Award, in honor of his distinguished career, at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings.

Congratulations Jiming!