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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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DUE MAY 4, 2018: Lecturer Positions in Statistics


Peter Hall Conference 2018: Brain and Data Science

Friday May 4, 2018

Registration is now open for the Peter G. Hall Conference hosted by the Department of Statistics at UC Davis. For a list of speakers and details of how to register please visit the conference website at:


Upcoming Seminars & Lectures

2018 UC Berkeley/UC Davis Colloquium

Thursday, April 26th, 4:10pm (MSB 1147)

Speaker: Yun Song, UC Berkeley

Title: “Ribosomes, traffic jams, and phase transitions” - ABSTRACT

Pre-Conference Keynote Lecture

Thursday, May 3rd, 4:10pm (MSB 1147)

Speaker: Thomas Nichols, University of Oxford

Title: “A Journey Into Neuroimaging Statistics” - ABSTRACT

This lecture is ahead of the Peter Hall Conference "Brain and Data Science" on May 4th.


Statistics Newsletter - 2018

The new Department of Statistics Newsletter is now available! You can view it here.

P.K. Bhattacharya

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3/12/18: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Prodyot Kumar (P.K.) Bhattacharya, who passed away on March 9th. Prof. Bhattacharya was one of the first faculty members of our department after it was founded, and was a leading researcher who did pioneering work in nonparametric statistics, stochastic processes, sequential statistics and change-point problems, among other areas. He is survived by his wife Srilekha and his two daughters.


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/