UBC Statistics

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The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Lecturer, associated with the Master of Data Science Program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Lecturer will be formally based in the Department of Statistics but work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program focuses on the effective 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...

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.


Dec 11 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Simon Mak, Postdoctoral Fellow, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Jan 8 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fei Gao, Senior Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 450/550, SOS and STAT 551, as follows:

  • STAT 450/550: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 450/STAT 550 mentored by faculty; ...

Nowadays, data is everywhere and making sense of it can be the key to success. To keep up with the world, students need to learn the skills to extract relevant information from data. The Department of Statistics is excited to provide UBC’s first...

Department of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries Assistant Professor Marie Auger-Méthé not only analyzes data, she collects it. Learn about her research team’s...

We are happy to announce the launch of UBC’s first undergraduate Data Science course, DSCI 100—Introduction to Data Science. It will be offered in Term 2 of the 2018/2019 Academic year (January – April 2019). A working version of the course...

The Mean Squared Terrors have been proudly flying the Statistics flag in UBC's indoor and outdoor soccer leagues for the past 4 years. After many seasons of heartbreak and disappointment in which the Terrors failed to progress through a play-off...

StatSpace, produced through the Flexible Learning Introductory Statistics (FLIS) Project, is now available in a "soft launch" form.  This preliminary version allows you to explore and use the...