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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

New data science institute includes a focus on ethics and algorithms

UC Santa Cruz will join three other institutions to establish a transdisciplinary research institute bringing together mathematicians, statisticians, and theoretical computer scientists to develop the theoretical foundations of the fast-growing field of data science. Funded by the National Science... Read More

Professor Claudia Wehrhahn

News Brief: Partnership between UCSC and UNAM improving COVID-19 detection

In April 2020, Alianza UCMX, a partnership between the University of California and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), put out a special call for “Binational Collaboration Addressing COVID-19.” They offered $10,000 per project (split evenly between universities), with the... Read More

UC Santa Cruz’s Baskin School of Engineering Waives its GRE Requirement

  All seventeen of UC Santa Cruz’s graduate engineering programs have chosen to temporarily waive the GRE test requirement for 2021 applicants. Ten programs have permanently dropped the test. As the COVID-19 crisis extends into the Fall, it is pushing many universities to change the ways... Read More

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