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Faculty in the department of Statistics at the University of Washington are actively engaged in research related to COVID-19.  Here we focus on a few of these efforts.  Boeing International…
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 (…
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 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…
**Update: As of April 16, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the ‘NYS on Pause’ ordinance through May 15, 2020. Therefore, the Graduate School is rescheduling Amanda Cox’s May 7 livestream, as…
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,…
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…
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…
*/ /*-->*/ 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.…
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)…
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…
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…
Jon Wakefield has been invited to join the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), that advises the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME). UN IGME was formed in 2004 to…
The first 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 let you find out…
The Department of Statistics is pleased to welcome Alex Luedtke and Emilija Perković as two new faculty members.Alex Luedtke is an Assistant Professor in our department, with an affiliate appointment…
Greetings! This has been a great year for Statistics at University of Washington! Among our many highlights: Peter Guttorp was elected Vice President of the International Statistical Institute…
The Simons Foundation has named Daniela Witten, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, as a Simons Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems. This $660,…
In honor of Endangered Species Day, the National Academy of Sciences features Professor Elizabeth Thompson on their Facebook page as a guest publisher to write a few remarks regarding her research in…
Yen-Chi Chen has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Statistics Program for his project on “Statistical Analysis Using Density Surrogates”. Density surrogates are quantities…
SAVE THE DATE! Please join us as we celebrate Professor Elizabeth Thompson's career and her many contributions to the Department of Statistics, Genetics and the University of Washington on Tuesday,…
Marina Meila (PI) and Zaid Harchaoui (co-PI) have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Statistics Program for their project on “Cluster Validation Without Model Assumptions”.…
Sea level rise poses a threat to the Norwegian coastal city of Bergen and its historic harbour. The threat could be reduced, but greater flood protection comes at greater cost. And, of course, no one…
SAVE THE DATE! Please join us as we celebrate and honor our graduate class of 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Haggett Hall Cascade Room. We will be honoring our B.S., M…
Yen-Chi Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Statistics, helped astronomers identify how the oldest light in the Universe is distorted by the filaments in the cosmic web. The cosmic web…
Elena Erosheva (PI) and Carole Lee (co-PI) have been awarded a $260,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science Policy Program. Their project on “Developing Methodology for…
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)…
In honor of Women's History Month, AMSTAT News has recognized Professor Daniela Witten as one of several American Statistical Association (ASA) women who work in statistics and data science. She was…
Congratulations to Alex Tank for winning a JSM Best Student Paper Award from the Business and Economic Statistics Section (B&E) of the American Statistical Association for his paper “Granger…
Congratulations to Alex Tank for winning $1000 for the Best Oral Presentation at the NIPS Time Series Workshop on the topic “An Efficient ADMM Algorithm for Structural Break Detection in Multivariate…
The Megaman project for manifold learning with millions of points, developed by Marina Meilă, James McQueen, Jake VanderPlas and Zhongyue Zhang, has been awarded millions of hours of CPU time on the…
Professor Emeritus Peter Guttorp has been elected a Vice President of the International Statistical Institute for the period 2017-2021.
Sham Kakade, professor in the Department of Statistics and the Allen School of Computer Science and Statistics Professor Zaid Harchaoui have secured a $1.5 million award from the National Science…
Warming of the planet by 2 degrees Celsius is often seen as a “tipping point” that people should try to avoid by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. But the Earth is very likely to exceed that change…
The Seattle branch of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has awarded Emily Fox, their 2017 Award for Scientific Advancement in STEM. Emily will be recognized at the AWIS Banquet on Tuesday…
President Obama has named Emily Fox as the recipient of an NSF Presidential Early Career Award.
Andy Siegel (Adjunct Professor of Statistics) is mentioned in this morning's Wall Street Journal (page A2) in "The Numbers" column by Jo Craven McGinty.
Three alumni of our department were named as IMS Fellows at the 2017 JSM in Baltimore: Moulinath Banerjee (University of Michigan), Florentina Bunea (Cornell University), Marloes Maathuis (ETH Zurich…
Fang Han has been awarded a three-year NSF DMS grant, entitled "An Integrated Toolkit for High-Dimensional Complex and Time Series Data Analysis".
Zaid Harchaoui has been awarded a Criteo Faculty Research Award for his research project on robust statistical machine learning with change detection and adaptation.
Zaid Harchaoui and Sham Kakade announce new publicly available dataset containing 330 classical music recordings with fine-grained annotations for learning statistical models of music.
Notice of the Filing of an Application for Permanent Employment Certification - September 22, 2016 Application  This is not an open position. Recruitment and selection have been completed.  Notice is…
Mathias Drton, Professor of Statistics, University of Washington, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for outstanding contributions to graphical modeling and algebraic…
Mathias Drton, Professor of Statistics, University of Washington, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for outstanding contributions to graphical modeling and algebraic…
Jon Azose won a Poster Award for his poster on Including Migration Uncertainty in Probabilistic Population Projections at the Population Association of America's 2016 Annual Meeting. The poster was…
Bryan Martin and John Paige, both from Macalester College, were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Professor Jon Wakefield was a co-author on the paper "Excavating Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from the genomes of Melanesian individuals" published in Science. The paper developed methods that…
Notice of the Filing of an Application for Permanent Employment Certification - February 18, 2016  Tenure-Track Assistant (0116) or Associate Professor (0102)  (Note: Position was posted October 2014…
Elizabeth Thompson, along with two other female scienctists, has been awarded a Carnegie Centenary Professorship. For more information go here.
UW Alumnus Nilanjan Chatterjee (PhD, Statistics 1999) was recently appointed as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Chris Burdzy has been awared the 2016 Carver Medal of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. The medal is given for exceptional service to the IMS.
Jason Xu was awarded an NSF Mathematical Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. His proposed project is titled "Statistical Analysis of Partially Observed Interacting Particle Systems".
The Department of Statistics is one of the key players in a new MS in Data Science which will begin in Fall of 2016. The press release can be found here and the data science website here.
Peter Guttorp has been named an IMS fellow (Institute of Mathematical Statistics). An induction ceremony took place August 10, 2015 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Emily Fox is the recipient of a 2015 ONR Young Investigator Award which promotes the professional development of early-career academic scientists both as researchers and instructors. The award…
Maryclare Griffin for winning the 2015 Student Paper from the GS/SS/SMR sections. The awards were given by the American Statistics Association. 
Congratulations to Hannah Director, former undergraduate and future PhD student, for being awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Statistics. The NSF recognizes and supports outstanding…
Congratulations to Maryclare Griffin whose paper, "Assessing Feasibility of Respondent Driven Sampling Using Pilot Data with an Application to Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults". has been…
An updated program solicitation for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now available. More details can be found here
Congratulations to Amanda Koepke for winning the Young Investigator Award. The awards were given by the American Statistical Association.
Congratulations to Hannah Director for being awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Statistics. Hannah is a UW Statistics and Mathematics alumna, and will be starting her PhD in Statistics…
Congratulations to Amanda Koepke for winning the Young Investigator Award from the ASA Section on Statistics in Epidemiology for her paper Predictive Modeling of cholera outbreak in Bangladesh," co-…
Elena Erosheva and Carole Lee, a collaborator from the Department of Philosophy, have recently been announced as the winners of the first prize for the most creative idea submitted to the NIH's…
Tyler McCormick receives an NIH Career Development Award for work on estimating vital rates in developing countries.
Jason Xu for winning the Biometrics section student travel award. The awards were given by the American Statistical Association.
Emily Fox, Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, has been selected as a 2015 Sloan Fellow for research in computer science. The Sloan Fellowship is a prestigious award for young scientists in the…
Congratulations to Jason Xu for winning the Biometric section student travel award for his paper "Likelihood-Based Inference for Discretely Observed Birth-Death-Shift Processes, with Applications to…
Peter Guttorp's Statistical Climatology Course is featured in UW News. Dr. Guttorp and students completed a a detailed study of the rising level of south the Puget Sound and the uncertainties around…
The UW has launched a major effort focused on Data-Driven Discovery. In support of this effort, we sought candidates for one open-rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position jointly in the …
Alexander Volfovsky, who earned his PhD in 2013, supervised by Peter Hoff, was awarded a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study "Design, Testing, and Estimation for…
Thomas Richardson has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to visit University of Buenos Aires and Torcuato di Tella University in Argentina from September - December 2014.
Congratulations to Emily Fox who has been awarded an NSF CAREER award.
Elena Erosheva's paper, "Modeling Criminal Careers as Departures from a Unimodal Age-Crime Curve. The Case of Marijuana Use" (co-authored with Ross Matsueda, Donatello Telesca, and Derek Kreager) was…