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Statistics

Statistics, construed broadly, is the study of uncertainty: how to measure it (using ideas and methods in probability theory), and what to do about it (using concepts from statistical inference and decision theory).  Statistics is a key foundational discipline for data science, and has applications in a wide variety of fields.  You can learn more about Statistics by visiting the website of the American Statistical Association.

At the graduate level, the department offers both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Statistical Science, as well as a Designated Emphasis in Statistics, which is available to all graduate students at UCSC.  At the undergraduate level, the department offers a Minor in Statistics and a 4+1 contiguous pathway into its MS for students from any quantitative major who satisfy the course requirements.  The minor complements any major in the Baskin School of Engineering, as well as many of the majors in the Social, Physical and Biological Sciences. 

Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Statistics is currently searching for various faculty positions:

A tenure-track Assistant Professor, more information is available here

A Teaching Assistant Professor, more information is available here.

Part-time lecturers, more information is available here.

News

Professor Jim Whitehead

News Brief: Baskin School of Engineering names new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Professor Jim Whitehead has been appointed Baskin School of Engineering’s new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. The three-year appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.  As the ADUA, Whitehead will oversee the school’s undergraduate advising unit and curriculum planning activities... Read More

Carmen Robinson

Baskin Engineering appoints first program director for student excellence, engagement, and inclusion

Dr. Carmen Robinson has been appointed the first Program Director for Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion in the Baskin School of Engineering. Robinson has served as the school’s Director of Undergraduate Affairs since 2017. The appointment was made by Dean Alexander Wolf.  “This is... Read More

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Having role models to look to is crucial for student success, but for female engineers, those role models can be few and far between. Only about one in five undergraduate engineering degrees is awarded to a woman, which has contributed to a perception that this field is only for men. National... Read More

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