Leadership

Abel Rodriguez
Chair
Abel Rodriguez joined the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington as the Department Chair and Professor in September 2020. He was previously a Professor of Statistics and Associate Director of the Center for Data, Discovery and Decisions (D3) at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). Read More »

Daniela Witten
Associate Chair
Daniela Witten is a Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics at University of Washington, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics. Her research involves the development of statistical machine learning methods for high-dimensional data, with applications to genomics, neuroscience, and other fields. She is particularly interested in unsupervised learning, with a focus on graphical modeling. Read More »

Marina Meila
Faculty Graduate Program Coordinator
Research: Graphical probability models, machine learning, algorithms, data mining. Read More »

Ranjini Grove
Faculty Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Ranjini is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University. Read More »