Department of Statistics Celebrates 40 Years in 2008!

Shanti S. Gupta
Shanti S. Gupta
Founding Department Head 1968-1995

Read "A Conversation with Shanti S. Gupta" by Gary C. McDonald to learn more about Shanti S. Gupta and the Department of Statistics.

More History...
In 2008, the Department of Statistics celebrates 40 years since becoming an independent entity within the College of Science. Please join us when we celebrate our accomplishments in the past 40 years with a series of lectures by Persi Diaconis followed by a reception honoring Persi Diaconis and celebrating the Department's 40th Anniversary and the College of Science Centennial. For more details, please view the schedule of events.

Request for Photos and Stories

Do you have photographs and/or stories you'd like to share? Maybe you have a photograph of a favorite faculty member, staff member, or student(s). Maybe you have a story too good not to share. We'd love to reminisce about the past and share your memories on this 40th website. Submit your photos and stories to Photos in the photo gallery are a small sampling of photos that were found in the departmental photo albums. We'd love to add your photo to the collection.

Corrections and Omissions

Facts to the departmental history are continually being added. If you see a correction or an omission, we would appreciate it if you could send it to so we can update it. We'd like to have as complete of a history as possible. Thanks!