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The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow positions associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-month, full-time program, delivered in course modules of four-week durations. The last two months are devoted to a capstone project....

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications from outstanding individuals for teaching courses within the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, to be appointed in the Department of Statistics. The positions are open for individuals with a proven track record in teaching and education. Having a PhD is an advantage, but it is not a strict requirement.

The Department seeks one or more Sessional Lecturers to teach individual courses in winter term 1 (September 2 to December 31, 2020) and/or winter term 2 (January 2, 2021 to April 30, 2021). MDS...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two (or more) Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow positions related to data science:

  • One or two positions are associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-month, full-time program, delivered in course modules of four...

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2020.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 203 – Statistical Methods

Stat 251 – Elementary Statistics

Stat 300 – Intermediate Statistics for Applications

Stat 302 – Introduction to Probability

Stat 305 – Introduction to Statistical Inference

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The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow, associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Statistics but will work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-...

Research Highlight

Modern multivariate and time series analyses go beyond the classical normality assumption by modelling data that could combine binary, categorical, extreme and heavy-tailed distributions. Dependence is modeled non-linearly,  often in terms of copula functions or stochastic representations. Models for multivariate extremes arise from asymptotic limits.  Characterization and modelling of dependence among extremes as well as estimation of probabilities of rare events are topics of on-going research. Advances in high-dimensional multivariate modelling have been achieved by the use of vine pair-copula constructions. Areas of application include biostatistics, psychometrics, genetics, machine learning, econometrics, quantitative risk management in finance and insurance, hydrology and geoscience.

Events

Jan 19 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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News

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data....

We’re thrilled to hear that Priscilla (Cindy) Greenwood, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Department of Mathematics and an associate member in the Department of Statistics, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

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The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 550, SOS, and STAT 551, as follows:

  • STAT 550: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 550 mentored by faculty; accepting...

In a collaboration between the UBC Master of Data Science program (MDS) and UBC Extended Learning (ExL), UBC recently...

Congratulations to this year’s two Rick White Award winners, Shuxian Fan and Austin Kwong.

Austin Kwong recently graduated with distinction in May 2020 with a B.Sc. in...

Beginning in September, the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) will be hosting a series of monthly virtual seminars, to be broadcast live on the...

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Xinpei Li and Huanqing (William) Wang.

Xinpei Li is entering third...

The Nash Medal in Statistics was awarded this year to Naitong Chen.

Naitong graduated with a major in Statistics in May 2020 with an exemplary transcript coupled with hands-...


The Department of Statistics offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 551, SOS, and STAT 550, as follows.

  • STAT 551: Term 1 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 551 mentored by faculty; ...

Congratulations to our Statistics PhD student Joe Watson, who was awarded the Student Presentation Award at the virtual International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) 2020!

ISEC...

Our professor and department head, Paul Gustafson, has received this year’s Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Gold Medal.

The Gold Medal is the SSC’s most prestigious award for research. It is awarded to “a person who has made...

UBC Statistics PhD student Evan Sidrow won the Best Graduate Oral Presentation Award (Ph.D.) at the Eighth Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference. This conference is usually held in-person just before the annual Statistical Society of...

Our department is thrilled to be welcoming five new faculty colleagues: Vincenzo Coia, Melissa Lee, Rodolfo Lourenzutti, Daniel McDonald, and Yongjin Park.

Rodolfo, Melissa, and Vincenzo will be taking up Assistant Professor of Teaching...

We’re very pleased to announce that our Statistics Senior Instructor, Eugenia Yu, has won a Killam Teaching Prize for excellence in...

We have all become familiar with the importance of monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases for setting policies and managing limited health care resources. But how do inaccuracies in tests for the virus impact the curves that describe the...

Professor James V. Zidek has been honoured by his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, an appointment granted to those Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to the Nation. The honour recognizes Dr. Zidek's leadership and...