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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.

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

RTG Lecture Series: Sayan Mukherjee (Duke Univ)

Title: "Geometry and topology in statistical inference"

Mon, Feb 1st, 3-5pm: "Geometry in Inference"    

Tues, Feb 2nd, 10am-12pm: "Topology in inference"    

Wed, Feb 3rd,  9-11am: "Stochastic topology"

Location: MSB 1147. Supported by the Statistics Reserach Training Group. More information...

STA 290 Seminar: Sayan Mukherjee (Duke Univ)

Tuesday Feb 2nd, 4:10pm, MSB 1147 Colloquium Room

Title: “Inference and dynamics” - ABSTRACT


Peter Hall

Peter Gavin Hall

ANNOUNCEMENT 1/11/16: We are very sad to announce the passing of Distinguished Professor Peter Gavin Hall, who passed away in Melbourne, Australia, on January 9th. The Department of Statistics offers its sincere sympathies to Peter's family, friends and colleagues.

Jane-Ling Wang wins 2016 Noether Award

Jans-Ling Wang

ANNOUNCEMENT 1/11/16: Congratulations to Distinguished Prof. Jane-Ling Wang, who has won the Noether Senior Scholar Award for 2016, awarded by the American Statistical Association.

Congratulations to Jane-Ling for this prestigious achievement!

Alan Fenech

Alan Fenech

ANNOUNCEMENT 1/7/16: We are very sad to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Alan Fenech, a founding faculty member of the department, who passed away on January 3rd. The Department of Statistics offers its deep condolences to Alan's family, friends and colleagues.

Ethan Anderes named as Chancellor's Fellow

Ethan Anderes

ANNOUNCEMENT 12/2/2015: We are very pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Statistics Ethan Anderes has been selected as a Chancellor's Fellow. 

Congratulations to Prof. Anderes for receiving this honor!



Peter Hall Memorial Conference

Peter Hall Memorial Conference

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2016

In memory of our colleague Peter Hall, who died in January 2016, the Dept of Statistics will host a special two-day conference at the UC Davis Conference Center.

2016 Statistical Sciences Symposium

2016 UC Davis Statistical Sciences Symposium

"Statistical Machine Learning: Theory and Methods"

Saturday, April 23rd 2016

Location: Buehler Alumni Center. Please check back soon for more information.