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Satellite image by Tim Warchocki from TTI, Inc. Diverse and inclusive teams are critical for maintaining U.S. leadership in space exploration. The National Academies will release a new report,…
We are pleased to announce that  Alexander Giessing, UW Acting Assistant Professor of the Department of Statistics, has been elected as the Treasurer of the Nonparametric Statistics Section of the…
We are pleased to announce that two of our alumni, Veronica Berrocal and Susan Shortreed, have been elected as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). You can see the list of fellows…
We are delighted to announce the 2022 Spring Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability…
We are pleased to announce that Abel Rodriguez, Professor of Statistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).ASA Fellows are named for their outstanding…
A mass cremation in New Delhi during a devastating Covid surge in April 2021. Photographed by Atul Loke from The New York Times.Jon Wakefield, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, has been…
We are proud to announce that Professor Daniela Witten has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). The IMS Fellowship honors the outstanding research and…
We are pleased to announce that Professor Adrian Raftery has received the Mindel C. Sheps Award at the Population Association of America (PAA)’s 2022 Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia on April…
The UW department of Statistics is very proud to announce that our department has received a generous donation from Brent Smith and Jill Smith, both proud UW alumni, to establish the Brent and Jill…
We are proud to announce that the Campion (President’s Invited) Lecture will be given by Professor Adrian Raftery at the Royal Statistical Society’s 2022 International Conference in Aberdeen, United…
We are pleased to announce that Peter Gao, current UW Statistics Ph.D. student, is one of the five recipients of the 2022 ASA Student Paper Award competition for his paper entitled "Smoothed Model-…
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundations (NSF) has awarded Yen-Chi Chen, Assistant Professor of Statistics, a CAREER award for his research on “Inference with…
Jon Wakefield, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, has been featured in the January 20, 2022 issue of Nature, in the article titled, “The Effort to Count the Pandemic’s Global Death Toll”. The…
Dear Friends of UW Statistics, Welcome to 2022!  I wish that you are all safe and healthy! Much has happened since my last letter in summer.  For one, UW has returned to in-person activities.…
We are delighted to announce the Winter 2022 Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability…
We are pleased to announce that Zaid Harchaoui, Associate Professor of Statistics, and his UW team received an Outstanding Paper Award at the NeurIPS conference in December 2021 for their paper on “…
We are excited to announce that the statistics department at UW will once again be running a Directed Reading Program (DRP) during winter quarter. The DRP is an opportunity for undergraduate students…
Each year in the fall, the Department of Statistics awards talented graduate students for the Z.W. Birnbaum award and the Dorothy M. Gilford teaching award. The Z.W. Birnbaum award  recognizes a PhD…
We invite you to join us for a virtual conversation and Q&A with current Statistics Ph.D. students from the Departments of Statistics at the University of Washington, University of California,…
We are proud to announce that the University of Washington, Seattle has joined Math Alliance as a Partner Institution. This effort, which involves 12 programs on campus, was led by the Departments of…
Congratulations to Fang Han and Alex Luedtke, core faculty members in the Department of Statistics who received promotions to new appointments, effective September 16, 2021.   Fang Han Promoted to…
We are delighted to announce the Fall 2021 Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability…
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundations (NSF) has awarded Zaid Harchaoui, Associate Professor of Statistics, and his interdisciplinary team $1.1million for…
We are delighted to announce that the UW Graduate School will be hosting alumni Amanda Cox (M.A., Statistics 2005) as part of their Public Lecture Series. Cox is the data editor of The New York Times…
We are delighted to announce Dr. Kristian Lum as the 2021 Blackwell Seminar Speaker.  Her talk, “Closer Than They Appear: A Bayesian Perspective on Individual-Level Heterogeneity in Risk Assessment”…
The Department of Statistics at the University of Washington is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To this end, during the academic year 2021-2022 we are launching the pre-…
We are pleased to announce that former UW Statistics Ph.D. student and alumnus, Renato Assunção, is the 2020 winner of a prestigious award by the Associação Brasileira de Estatística (ABE – the…
We are pleased to announce that former UW Statistics Ph.D. student and alumna, Marloes Maathius, has been awarded the 2021 Ethel Newbold Prize. The name of the prize recognizes a historically…
   Chair’s Letter Dear Friends of Statistics, I am writing as my first year as Department Chair comes to a close. Interacting with our community through a computer in my home office is not how I…
Congratulations Elena Erosheva, Marina Meila, and Yen-Chi Chen on receiving grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)!  The Division of Social and Economics Sciences (SES) at NSF has…
Dear Friends of UW Statistics, I am writing as my first year as Department Chair comes to a close.  Interacting with our community through a computer in my home office is not how I envisioned…
We are proud to announce that Daniela Witten, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, Dorothy Gilford endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics, has been elected as a Council Member for the…
We are pleased to announce that Fang Han, Assistant Professor of Statistics, and soon to be Associate Professor starting September 16, 2021, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2021…
We are pleased to announce that Elena Erosheva, Professor of Statistics and Social Work, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  ASA Fellows are named for their…
The Department of Statistics is pleased to welcome Carlos Cinelli, Armeen Taeb, and Alexander Giessing, and to congratulate Vincent Roulet in his new position! Carlos Cinelli will be joining our…
We are delighted to announce the Spring Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability Association…
On May 21st, 2021, the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium took place virtually. The symposium centers around undergraduates’ discovery and scholarship in the university’s research, teaching, and…
We are proud to announce that Siyue (Celeste) Zeng is the first recipient of the Bernbaum Family Endowed Scholarship. This award recognizes a talented undergraduate student based on their academic…
We are pleased to announce that undergraduate senior Jenna Gordon has been selected as one of this year's Husky 100.  Jenna will be graduating with a double major in Statistics and Psychology and a…
Each year, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship is awarded to doctoral students in recognition of their academic excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and…
We our proud to announce that the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) has selected three of our alumni as their 2021 class of fellows: Charles Geyer, Professor in the School of Statistics at…
A team based at the University of Washington has developed a model to help the United Nations identify local areas in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia where additional resources may be needed to…
The Department of Statistics is pleased congratulate David Marcano, Daniel Suen, and Hassan Nasif on their success with NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Both Marcano and Suen have…
We are saddened and horrified by the murder of eight people in Atlanta on Tuesday, six of whom were women of Asian descent. These murders are all the more troubling in light of the wave of anti-Asian…
The UW News highlights new research on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions led by Adrian Raftery, Professor in Statistics and Sociology, and Peiran Liu, former graduate student in Statistics…
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named Elena Erosheva, UW Professor of Statistics and Social Work, as a member of the National Academies Committee on Increasing…
Chair’s Letter Dear Friends of Statistics, As the new Department Chair and a new member of the UW family, I am delighted to share with you an update on our accomplishments over the last few months…
The American Statistical Association (ASA) has named Abel Rodriguez, UW Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics, as the Treasurer for the Council of Sections (COS) for 2021 and 2022. The…
Dear Friends of Statistics, As the new Department Chair and a new member of the UW family, I am delighted to share with you an update on our accomplishments over the last few months, as well as my…
This has been another successful year for the students, faculty, and alumni in the Department of Statistics. We are proud to recognize their accomplishments for the year of 2020 and would like to…
Published: Thursday, August 20, 2020 Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2020 Faculty in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington are actively engaged in research related to COVID-19…
Each year in the fall, the Department of Statistics awards talented graduate students for the Z.W. Birnbaum award and the Dorothy M. Gilford teaching award. The Z.W. Birnbaum award recognizes the…
A collaboration of researchers from Emory University, the University of Washington, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Utah have shown potential for speeding up…
We are proud to announce that Daniela Witten, Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics at the University of Washington, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical…
We invite you to join us for a virtual conversation and Q&A with current Statistics Ph.D. students at the University of Washington (UW) on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM (PST).  We will be…
Elena Erosheva (UW Professor of Statistics and Social Work) and Sheridan Grant (UW Statistics Ph.D. student) have co-authored with Carole Lee (UW Professor of Philosophy) a Correspondence featured on…
Congratulations to Adrian Dobra, Emily Fox, and Sham Kakade, core faculty members in the Department of Statistics who received promotions to new appointments, effective September 16, 2020.   …
New University of Washington research analyzes global fertility trends. Photographed by Mustafa Omar/Unsplash. The UW News highlights a study that Daphne Liu, a Ph.D. student in Statistics, and…
The National Science Foundation today announced a $12.5 million award to support the creation of the Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS), a multi-site research institute led by the…
Each year, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) awards fellowships to a handful of talented incoming STEM Ph.D. students at University of Washington and Washington State University. ARCS…
With so much at stake in the November elections, the Department of Statistics and the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) will for the first time offer a special topics course, the…
Congratulations to Daniela Witten, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, and Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics for being selected to receive the American Statistical…
The Department of Statistics is pleased to congratulate Professors Michael Perlman, Werner Stuetzle, and Jon Wellner on their retirements from the University of Washington. They have each contributed…
UW News has posted a story about a new guide that is intended to help officials nationwide make sense of different COVID-19 data sources when making public health decisions. Adrian Raftery, a UW…
The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce that the College of Arts & Sciences honors Julie Zhang as Dean's medalist in the Natural Sciences for 2020.  Zhang recently graduated in the…
To our extended University of Washington Statistics Community, These have been a challenging few months, for our department and for the country. We have watched as COVID-19 has transformed our…
We are proud to announce that three of our Statistics faculty members have been elected as American Statistical Association (ASA) officers for 2021. Elena Erosheva (Professor of Statistics and…
The Department of Statistics is pleased to welcome Abel Rodriguez, and to congratulate Ranjini Grove and Emilija Perković on their new positions! Abel Rodriguez will be starting his new position as…
Please join us on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT as we celebrate to honor our fellow 2019-2020 graduates. We will be hosting a virtual department commencement. See more information here: https…
Professor Elena Erosheva (UW Statistics and Social Work) and Professor Carole Lee’s (UW Philosophy) project on “NIH peer review: Criterion scores completely account for racial disparities in overall…
Daniela Witten, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, Dorothy Gilford endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) along…
We are pleased to announce that Emily Flanagan has been selected as one of this year's Husky 100.  Emily is currently an undergraduate student majoring in both Statistics and Mathematics (…
We are pleased to announce that former UW Statistics Ph.D student and alumna, Marloes Maathuis, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Van Dantzig Award. The prize is considered the highest Dutch…
The 2019-2020 Norman Breslow Endowed Lecture will be given by Jon Wellner, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics at the University of Washington, in Magnuson Health Sciences Center T (HST), room…
We are delighted to announce the Winter Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability Association…
We are pleased to announce that Corinne Jones, current UW Statistics Ph.D. student, is one of the four recipients of the 2020 Student Paper Award for her paper entitled "End-to-end Statistical…
Elizabeth Thompson, Professor Emerita in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington, makes an appearance on the December 2019 issue of AMSTAT News Magazine.    The article covers…
The Web of Science has recognized Daniela Witten, Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics at the University of Washington, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical…
Carnegie Mellon University will be honoring former UW Statistics Ph.D student and alumna, Rebecca Nugent, as she receives the Stephen E. and Joyce Fienberg Professorship in Statistics and Data…
We are delighted to announce the Fall Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability Association …
Two University of Washington professors — Alex Luedtke and Tyler McCormick — are among 60 researchers the National Institutes of Health has named recipients of its 2019 Director's New Innovator…
Emily Fox and Marina Meila will be serving as co-Chairs for the programs of flagship Machine Learning Conferences. Emily Fox is Program co-Chair, along with Hugo Larochelle, (Chair) and Alina…
The 2019 Ethel Newbold Prize is awarded to Mathias Drton (University of Washington, Technical University of Munich). The prize is awarded every two years to an outstanding statistical scientist in…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) hosts a seminar series on Environmental Data. These “NED Talks” are recorded at the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information…
Adrian Raftery, Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology at the University of Washington, has published a new book on Model-Based Clustering and Classification for Data Science,…
Tyler McCormick, Associate Professor in Statistics and Sociology at the University of Washington, has been appointed the Editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (JCGS). The…
Daniela Witten, a Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics at the University of Washington, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics, receives the 2019…
Adrian Dobra, Associate Professor in Statistics at the University of Washington, has been appointed as the Reviews Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and The American…
*/ /*-->*/ 2019 Statistics Graduation Ceremony has concluded Congratulations to class of 2019! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Graduation Celebration last week! Many many people…
The Department of Statistics will be hosting an informal reception to celebrate Principal Lecturer June Morita’s contributions to the departmental community and the university as a whole for the last…
We are delighted to announce the Spring Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove, with help from the UW Statistics & Probability Association…
On May 23 and 24, 2019, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) will be celebrating their 20th year anniversary by hosting a conference open to everyone who wants to learn about…
Are you a statistics undergraduate or (bio)statistics graduate student interested in analyzing real data to help local non-profits better fulfill their missions? UW's Statistics in the Community (…
On February 25th, 2019 the Statistics and Probability Association under the leadership of undergraduate students Annie Wan, Emily Flanagan, Hank Flury, Danni Shi, and Stephanie Wu hosted the first S.…
The second edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time", is edited by Ranjini Grove, our  faculty undergraduate program coordinator. This edition of the newsletter will tell you a bit…
Undergraduate Statistics majors in Principal Lecturer June Morita’s winter quarter course, STAT 341, took a field trip to visit the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA)…
Daniela Witten is a Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics at the University of Washington. Her sister, Ilana…
Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct was recently torn down, three weeks before being replaced by the new tunnel. Many predicted that this would lead to traffic gridlock, but in fact the impact on commute…
On today's increasingly crowded globe, human migration can strain infrastructure and resources. Accurate data on migration flows could help governments plan for and respond to immigrants. Yet these…
We are proud to announce that E. Ashley Steel, an Affiliate Associate Professor of the Department of Statistics and School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, has accepted a new position at the Food and…