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The Master of Data Science Course Coordinator provides leadership in the development and maintenance of Master of Data Science course administration. The Course Coordinator may also design and develop assessments and materials within the curriculum and related course materials. All applications must be submitted online to...

The Department of Statistics and the Master of Data Science program seek a Science Education Specialist (SES). The incumbent will be the staff lead in the department for the planning, execution, and continual evaluation of educational and learning technology (ELT) deployment in courses. The incumbent will be involved in multiple aspects of creating, modifying, and deploying a range of ELT platforms in statistics and data science courses. A key role will be in supporting the instructional teams who deliver these courses. The incumbent will advise faculty on best teaching and learning...

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023.

This position is offered as part of a new, interdisciplinary research cluster, AI Methods...

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and research. Each successful candidate should have a...

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus invites application for a full-time 12 month lecturer appointment commencing January 1, 2022, or earlier. The appointment may be renewed subject to the need of the department, availability of funding, and demonstration of excellence in teaching. The terms and conditions of the lecturer appointment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

The...

Calling all biostatisticians and specialists in related disciplines!

As part of the Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases project, several postdoctoral positions are now open at universities across Canada.

While these positions won’t be based in our department, the...

The Deadline for applications has now passed.

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2021.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 201 - Statistical Inference for Data Science

Stat 203 – Statistical Methods

Stat 251 – Elementary Statistics

Stat 300 – Intermediate Statistics for Applications...

Research Highlight

The Bayesian paradigm for statistical inference uses expert knowledge, formulated in terms of probability distributions of unknown parameters of interest.   These distributions, called prior distributions, are combined with data to provide new information about parameters, via new parameter distributions called posterior distributions.  One research theme centers on devising new Bayesian methodologies, i.e., new statistical models with which Bayesian inferences can provide particular scientific insight. Quantifying the statistical properties of such methods and contrasting with non-Bayesian alternatives is an active area of research.  Bayesian methods can  lead to computational challenges, and another research theme centers on efficient computation of Bayesian solutions. The development of computational techniques for determining posterior distributions, such as Monte Carlo methods, is a rich area of research activity, with particular emphasis on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and sequential Monte Carlo methods.

Events

Nov 30 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Mark Holmes, UBC Mathematics Visiting Professor; Professor of Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne
Zoom / ESB 4192

News

CANSSI Ontario and U of T Statistical Sciences are hosting Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES). ARES is a new speaker series that showcases opportunities in all realms of...

Assistant Professor Trevor Campbell has been named a winner of the 2021 Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award, which honours noteworthy junior researchers in different areas of Bayesian statistics....

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Yihang He and Ruiyu Gou.

Yihang is a combined major in Computer...

We are pleased to announce that Victor Yuan has won the Department’s 2020-21 Data Science Award.

Victor is a PhD student in UBC’s Genome Sciences and Technology...

Along with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics is proud to participate in the Artificial Intelligence Methods for Scientific Impact (AIM-SI) cluster. Associate Professor of Statistics...

Shannon Edie, MSc student in Statistics, has been awarded the James Robert Thompson Fellowship in the UBC Spring Graduate Awards Competition. The fellowship, made available by the late James Robert Thompson, B. Comm., 1967, is awarded to a...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 551, SOS and STAT 450, as follows:

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