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We are pleased to announce that the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Home | ISI has selected Professors Adrian Dobra and Elena Erosheva as Elected Members. The ISI is a global hub for…
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alex Luedtke has won the Raymond J Carroll Young Investigator Award for 2024. This award is presented by the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University…
We are excited to announce that the statistics department at UW will once again be running a Directed Reading Program (DRP) during Spring 2024. The DRP is an opportunity for undergraduate students of…
We are pleased to announce that the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application (ARSIA) is publishing the article Manifold Learning: What, How, and Why, co-authored by Marina Meila, Professor of…
Congratulations to Professor Daniela Witten, who gave the Spring 2024 Jon A. Wellner Lecture, entitled “Data Thinning and Its Applications” on January 30, 2024, at the University of Idaho. The Jon A…
We are proud to announce that Statistics Ph.D. students Erin Lipman and Jess Kunke have received Best Student Paper Awards from the American Statistical Association.  Erin Lipman is the recipient of…
Congratulations to UW Statistics Ph.D. student, Ronak Mehta for being selected to give a spotlight presentation at ICLR for his paper entitled, “Distributing Robust Optimization with Bias and…
The Department of Statistics, in partnership with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute, will be hosting a free…
We are pleased to announce that Carlos Cinelli, Assistant Professor of Statistics, has received grant funding support from the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) for his proposal “Sensitivity Analysis for…
We are pleased to announce that the International Statistical Institute (ISI) has selected Professors Zaid Harchaoui and Abel Rodriguez as Elected Members. The ISI is a global hub for Statisticians…
Dear Friends of UW Statistics, Welcome to 2024!  I hope you enjoyed a holiday season filled with joy and laughter.  As we start the new year, I continue to be proud of serving as the Department…
Chair’s Letter Dear Friends of UW Statistics, Welcome to 2024!  I hope you enjoyed a holiday season filled …. [Read more here] Highlights Faculty promotions: Tyler McCormick and Yen-Chi Chen Ema…
We are excited to announce that the statistics department at UW will once again be running a Directed Reading Program (DRP) during Winter 2024. The DRP is an opportunity for undergraduate students of…
Each year in the fall, the Department of Statistics awards talented graduate students the Z.W. Birnbaum award and the Dorothy M. Gilford teaching award. The Z.W. Birnbaum award recognizes a PhD…
We are pleased to announce that Adrian Raftery has become the founding chair of the recently established PNAS Statistical Review Committee. The goal of the new committee is to improve the quality of…
We are pleased to announce that Adrian Raftery, along with Peter Gao, Hannah Director (both Stat PhD alums) and Professor Cecilia Bitz from Atmospheric Sciences won the Best Paper Award for papers…
Join us for a (virtual) panel discussion with current Statistics PhD Students on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023, at 5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT. We invite you to bring questions regarding graduate study…
The Department of Statistics at the University of Washington is firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To this end, during the academic year 2023-2024, we are running the pre-…
Abel Rodriguez, Professor and Chair of Statistics, will serve as a speaker/panelist for the ASA Committee on Funded Research & JEDI Outreach Group sponsored Webinar:  Funding Justice, Equity,…
We are pleased to announce that Jon Wakefield, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, has received 5 years of grant funding support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child…
Congratulations to Tyler Mccormick who received a promotion to Full Professor, effective September 16, 2023 and to Yen-Chi Chen who received a promotion to Associate Professor, effective September 16…
We are excited to announce that the statistics department at UW will once again be running a Directed Reading Program (DRP) during Autumn 2023. The DRP is an opportunity for undergraduate students of…
Researchers are more likely to write scientific papers with co-authors of the same gender, a pattern that can’t be explained by varying gender representations across scientific disciplines and time.…
We are pleased to announce that Daniela Witten, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics and Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair, has received grant funding support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR…
We are pleased to announce that Alexander Giessing, Acting Assistant Professor of Statistics, has received grant funding support from the National Science Foundation for his research on “…
Chair’s Letter Dear Friends of UW Statistics,I reach out to you as we celebrate the end of another academic year and the start of a beautiful summer in Seattle. 2022-2023 was another academic year…
We are pleased to announce that Tyler McCormick, Associate Professor of Statistics and Sociology, has received grant funding support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development…
Dear Friends of UW Statistics,  I reach out to you as we celebrate the end of another academic year and the start of a beautiful summer in Seattle. 2022-2023 was another academic year full of…
We are pleased to announce that Armeen Taeb, Assistant Professor of Statistics, has received grant funding support from the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) for his proposal “False discovery control for…
We are proud to announce that Statistics Ph.D. graduate student Erin Lipman was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the ASA Pride Scholarship Committee. Committee members were impressed with her…
Assistant Professor, Ema Perkovic, has been named the first Dorothy Gilford Early Career Endowed Professor in Mathematical Statistics as of September 1, 2023. Dr. Perkovic joined the UW Statistics…
We are pleased to announce that the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, has elected Dr. Elizabeth Thompson as a Fellow. She…
We are delighted to announce the Spring 2023 Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove and Joia Zhang, with help from the UW Statistics &…
We are pleased to announce that Professor Adrian Raftery has co-authored a new book “Model-Based Clustering, Classification, and Density Estimation Using mclust in R”, which has just been published…
We are pleased to announce that Rachael Ren and Joia Zhang have received the Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). GRFP recognizes and supports…
We are pleased to announce that Tyler McCormick and Adrian Dobra have been elected as 2023 Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Dobra was selected for his work on graphical models…
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 are proud to announce that Medha Agarwal was selected to receive an Institute of Mathematical Statistics Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award to attend Bayes Comp 2023 in Levi, Finland, where she…
We are excited to announce that the Statistics department at UW will once again be running a Directed Reading Program (DRP) during Spring quarter. The DRP is an opportunity for undergraduate students…
Congratulations to UW Statistics Ph.D. students, Jillian Fisher and Ronak Mehta for each earning an Honorable Mention award for the 2023 ASA Student Paper Award competition. The title of Jillian’s…
Tyler McCormick, Associate Professor of Statistics and Sociology, will serve as a speaker/panelist for the NISS Ingram Olkin Forum: Statistical Methods for Combatting Human Trafficking, Wednesday,…
We are delighted to announce the Winter 2023 Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove and Joia Zhang, with help from the UW Statistics &…
Chair’s LetterDear Friends of UW Statistics,Welcome to 2023!  I hope that you enjoyed the (icy!) holidays with your family and friends!  [Read more here]Diversity, equity and inclusion highlights:…
Dear Friends of UW Statistics, Welcome to 2023!  I hope that you enjoyed the (icy!) holidays with your family and friends!  I am writing once more to let you know about what has been going on in our…
You’ve probably already noticed our newest staff member, Veronica Bae, who joined our department in early October 2022. Veronica is our new Administrative Assistant 3 and is located in the main…
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 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…
An interactive article published in November 2022 in the New York Times, Extreme Heat Will Change Us, discussed how half the world could soon face dangerous heat due to climate change, based on the…
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 delighted to announce the Fall 2022 Edition of our undergraduate newsletter, "Student's T time”, edited by Professor Ranjini Grove and Joia Zhang, with help from the UW Statistics &…
This summer, Prof. Zaid Harchaoui and Prof. Abel Rodriguez served as instructors in the AI4ALL program hosted by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) and co-sponsored by the Institute…
The Department of Statistics at the University of Washington is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To this end, during the academic year 2022-2023 we are launching the pre-…
Congratulations to Zaid Harchaoui who received a promotion to Full Professor, effective September 16, 2022! Dr. Zaid Harchaoui is a core faculty member in the Department of Statistics. He is also an…
The Department of Statistics is pleased to welcome Prince Allotey, Emanuela Furfaro, and Armeen Taeb in their new positions!Prince Allotey joined our department as an Assistant Teaching Professor…
We are proud to announce the formation of the Pacific Alliance for Low Income Inclusion in Statistics and Data Science (PALiISaDS), a new partnership supported by a $5,000,000 investment from the…
We are excited to announce that the statistics department at UW will once again be running a Directed Reading Program (DRP) during Autumn quarter. The DRP is an opportunity for undergraduate students…
We are pleased to announce that Zaid Harchaoui, Associate Professor of Statistics, has received grant funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health…
We are proud to announce that Daniela Witten, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, Dorothy Gilford endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics, has received the prestigious 2022 President’s Award…
Ranjini Grove, Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Statistics, has had a busy summer teaching introductory statistics/data science to high school…
We are pleased to announce that the King Baudouin Foundation has selected Thomas Richardson to be a co-recipient of the inaugural Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics. The Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics is…
From July 6th through July 9th, undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in the department of statistics helped run a summer camp for high schoolers in collaboration with the University…
We are proud to announce that Yen-Chi Chen, Assistant Professor of Statistics, has been bestowed the Gottfried E. Noether Early Career Scholar award from the American Statistical Association (ASA).…
Congratulations to Ema Perkovic, Fang Han, and Alex Luedtke on receiving grant funding from the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at National Science Foundation (NSF)!Ema Perkovic, Assistant…
We are proud to announce that Anna Neufeld, current UW Statistics Ph.D. student, is one of the four recipients of the 2022 Best Student Paper Award competition for her paper entitled “Inference after…
Chair’s LetterDear Friends of UW Statistics,Time flies, and another academic year comes to a close!  [Read more here]People highlights Daniela Witten elected as IMS Fellow Abel Rodriguez and…
We are pleased to announce that the International Biometric Society (IBS) will name Dr. Elizabeth Thompson an Honorary Life Member.  Honorary Life Members have all the rights and privileges of a…
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elena Erosheva has been appointed as the Director of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CS&SS). She will begin her five-year term starting on…
A number of domain applications of data science, machine learning, mathematical optimization, control theory, have underscored the importance of the assumptions on the data generating mechanisms,…
Dear Friends of UW Statistics,Time flies, and another academic year comes to a close!  It has been again a year full of challenges, but also full of optimism as we slowly resume more in-person…
We are pleased to announce that Dante Ramirez has been awarded the Howard and Imogene Burton Memorial Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. This scholarship is designed to provide financial…
We are proud to announce that Yuqing (Queenie) Liu is this year’s recipient of the Bernbaum Family Endowed Scholarship. This award recognizes a talented undergraduate student based on their academic…
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 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 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 Abel Rodriguez, Professor of Statistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).ASA Fellows are named for their outstanding…
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…
A mass cremation in New Delhi during a devastating Covid surge in April 2021. Photographed by Atul Loke from The New York Times.Updated June 3, 2022Jon Wakefield, Professor of Statistics and…
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 “…
Chair’s LetterDear Friends of UW Statistics,Welcome to 2022!  I wish that you are all safe and healthy!  [Read more here] People highlights Congratulate our newly promoted faculty! Erosheva…
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 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”…
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…
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…