• 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

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Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

STA 290 Seminar: Luis Rademacher (UC Davis)

Thursday Oct 27, 4:10pm, MSB 1147

Speaker: Luis Rademacher (Dept Mathematics, UC Davis)

Title: "Provably efficient high dimensional feature extraction"


Part of the STA 290 SEMINAR SERIES


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


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!

Student team wins 2016 Data Mining Cup

Data Mining Team 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT 6/28/16:  We are delighted and proud to report that a team of six Statistics PhD students from UC Davis has won the Data Mining Cup for 2016, ranking #1 out of 120 teams globally. The cup winners were announced in Berlin, Germany, on June 28, attended by two members of the winning team.

Well done to Nana Wang, Qi Gao, Jilei Yang, Minjie Fan, Chunzhe Zhang and Hao Ji!

Alex Aue receives Chancellor's Award

Prof. Alex Aue

ANNOUNCEMENT 6/1/16: We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Statistics Alexander Aue has been selected to receive the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Congratulations Alex!


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/