• Class of 2016
  • Data Mining Cup Team 2016
  • Peter Hall Memorial Conference 2016
  • Learn about our undergrad degrees
  • Find out about our grad programs
  • research training group

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

Statistics Seminars

The Statistics Seminar Series will return in Fall 2016 quarter.


Peter Hall Memorial Conference

Peter Hall Memorial Conference

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2016

Registration is now open for a special two-day conference In memory of our colleague Peter Hall. For more details and to register for the conference please visit:



Student team ranks in Data Mining Cup 2016

Data Mining Team 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT 6/1/16:  We are delighted to report that a team of six Statistics PhD students from UC Davis has ranked in the top ten of the global Data Mining Cup for 2016. The winning team will be announced in Berlin in late June.

Well done to Nana Wang, Qi Gao, Jilei Yang, Minjie Fan, Chunzhe Zhang and Hao Ji!

Alex Aue receives Chancellor's Award

ANNOUNCEMENT 6/1/16: We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Statistics Alexander Aue has been selecetd to receive the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Congratulations Alex!

Alex Aue elected ASA Fellow

Alex Aue

ANNOUNCEMENT 4/29/16: We are happy to announce that Associate Professor of Statistics Alexander Aue has been elected as a 2016 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Congratulations to Alex on receiving this honor!