Welcome to the Department of Statistics at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. It is recognized as one of the top statistics programs in the country.
Our mission is to advance the frontiers of statistical sciences and data science in both theory and applications; to provide learning environments that produce well-educated data scientists, statisticians, probabilists, and quantitatively literate people; and to join with others in bringing the strengths of the statistical sciences to address societal needs.
The Department responds to emerging issues in society and has created new groups in statistical computing, statistical machine learning, bioinformatics, and environmental statistics in the last couple of decades. More recently, it has increased faculty expertise in data science to address the new issues brought forth by big data with complex structure, which are often encountered in data-driven research.
The Department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Graduate Certificate, Master of Science, and Ph.D. in Statistics. Our programs prepare students for careers in both industry and academia, and prepare them to be leaders in their fields.
Thank you for visiting our site and learning more about our exciting research and programs.Xiao Wang
Professor and Interim Head