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
Fax: (530) 752-7099
Upcoming Seminars & Lectures
Winter 2017 Seminar Series
The Fall STA 290 Seminar series has now concluded. The Winter 2017 seminar series will begin in the first week of the Winter quarter. Please check back soon for a schedule.
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.
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".
Frank Samaniego elected Member of AAAS
ANNOUNCEMENT 12/1/16: We are pleased to announce that our colleague, Distinguished Emeritus Professor Francisco Samaniego, has been elected as a 2016 member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
PhD student Minjie Fan wins IISA 2016 Best Student Paper award
ANNOUNCEMENT 8/29/16: We are excited to announce that one of our Phd students, Minjie Fan, has been announced as a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at this year's International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Conference in Corvallis, Oregon.
Well done, Minjie!
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/