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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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Jane-Ling Wang wins ICSA Distinguished Achievement Award 2018


Distinguished Professor Jane-Ling Wang has been named as the 2018 recipient of the International Chinese Statistical Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. - READ MORE...

Alex Aue named IMS Fellow 2018


Professor Alexander Aue has been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) at a ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania. - READ MORE...

Paromita Dubey wins IISA and ASA Best Paper Awards

paromita dubey

Paromita Dubey, a PhD candidate in Statistics, has won the Best Student Paper Award of both the International Indian Statistical Association 2018, in Gainesville (Florida), and the American Statistical Association (Section of Nonparametric Statistics) 2018 at JSM, Vancouver (British Columbia). - READ MORE...

Statistics Newsletter - 2018

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


New Department Chair: Alexander Aue

Alex Aue

7/1/2018: We are pleased to announce that Alexander Aue has been appointed as Department Chair for the period 2018-2021. 

We would like to thank Thomas Lee for his dedicated service as Chair for the past three years, and look forward to Alex's leadership.