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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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Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

STA 290 Seminar: Avi Feller

Thursday, April 27th, 4:10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Avi Feller (UC Berkeley)

Title & Abstract TBA.

Please visit our Seminars page for a full schedule for Spring 2017.

Student-run Seminar Series: Matt Dowle

Wednesday, April 19th, 11:10am, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Speaker: Matt Dowle (owner of data.table in R)

Title: "Ask Me Anything" - ABSTRACT

Please visit our Student-run seminars page for a full schedule for Spring 2017.


RTG Statistical Sciences Symposium 2017

"Geometry, Statistics and Data Analysis"

Date: Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th, 2017

Location: MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)

Please join us for the 2017 UC Davis Statistical Sciences Symposium, sponsored by the NSF-funded Research Training Group (RTG) in the Department of Statistics at UC Davis. Registration is now open.

For more information and a list of speakers, please visit the Symposium website.


NEW: Peter Hall Visiting Assistant Professor Positions in Statistics. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - now due 4/17/17.


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.  

Hans Müller wins 2017 Noether Award

Distinguished Professor Hans Mueller

ANNOUNCEMENT 1/17/17: We are pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Hans Müller has been announced as this year's winner of the Noether Senior Scholar Award by the American Statistical Association.

Congratulations Hans!

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Jiming Jiang receives Yangtze River Scholar award

Jiming Jiang

ANNOUNCEMENT 12/5/16: We are pleased to announce that Professor Jiming Jiang has been named as a Yangtze River (Changjiang) Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.This is considered the highest academic honor issued by China, and Jiming is the only 2016 recipient in the field of "mathematical statistics".

Congratilations Jiming!

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Frank Samaniego elected Fellow 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 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Congratulations Frank!

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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/