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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. 

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Adrienne Harrell (top left), Michael Lopp (top right), and Dean Alexander Wolf (bottom) speaking during the "Leading Humans in the 21st Century" University Forum event

Baskin Engineering alumnus, dean discuss 21st century leadership at virtual event

At Tuesday’s UC Santa Cruz University Forum, Baskin School of Engineering alumnus Michael Lopp was joined by Dean Alexander Wolf for a wide-ranging conversation on the topic “Leading Humans in the 21st Century.” Moderated by Adrienne Harrell, learning and talent development manager for UC Santa... Read More

Sheldon Logan, Baskin Engineering alumnus and senior software engineer at Google

Sheldon Logan: Confronting racism and creating change

Sheldon Logan (Ph.D. ‘13, computer engineering) confronted America’s race issues head on in his powerful Diverse Voices 2021 talk. In the final talk of the season, Logan shed light on the topic of anti-Black racism and how we can erase implicit bias.  As violence and discrimination towards... Read More

Jossie Haines, VP of Software Engineering and  Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Tile

Jossie Haines: The steps we can take to empower and retain women in tech

When Jossie Haines first ventured to Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom to start her career in tech, women accounted for a small fraction of the tech workforce. Today, over 25 years since the dot-com boom began, women remain underrepresented in tech, despite efforts to reduce the gender... Read More

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