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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: Tengyu Ma

Thursday February 22, 4:10pm, at MSB 1147

Speaker: Tengyu Ma (Facebook / Stanford Univ.)

Title: "Algorithmic Regularization in Over-parameterized Matrix Recovery and Neural Networks with Quadratic Activations" - ABSTRACT

Student-run Seminar Series: Kirill Paramonov

Tuesday, February 27th,  2:00pm at MSB 1147

Speaker: Kirill Paramonov (PhD student in Mathematics, UC Davis)

Title: "Lift Estimator of Graphlet Count Statistic" - ABSTRACT

Student-run Seminar Series, Winter 2018


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/


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