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The Department of Statistics is consistently recognized as one of the top statistics programs in the country. We work to advance the frontiers of statistical sciences and data science both in theory and application. New directions in statistics are often interdisciplinary and encompass bioinformatics and genomics, computational finance, data science, differential privacy, and machine learning. The National Research Council recognizes our faculty as one of the nation's strongest. Our faculty and graduates are leaders in academia and industry who bring the strengths of the statistical sciences to the world’s toughest challenges.

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Here’s how machine learning can violate your privacy


Machine learning has pushed the boundaries in several fields, including personalized medicine, self-driving cars and customized advertisements. Research has shown, however, that these systems memorize aspects of the data they were trained with in order to learn patterns, which raises concerns for privacy.

Xiao Wang Named Department Head


Xiao Wang Named Statistics Department Head

Actuarial Science program honored by the Casualty Actuarial Society


Actuarial Science (CAS) Silver Award

Partnership with Math Motivators


Statistics students will tutor high school mathematics students

Faming Liang coauthors new book


"Sparse Graphical Modeling for High Dimensional Data: A Paradigm of Conditional Independence Tests" published in August 2023.

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