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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

Statistical learning, sometimes called machine learning, is becoming ever more important as a component of data science, and department members have had active research in this area for more than a decade.  Statistical learning methods include classification and regression (supervised learning) and clustering (unsupervised learning).  Current research topics of faculty members and their graduate students include construction of phylogenetic trees in evolution, ensembles of models and sparse clustering.  Applications include the search for novel pharmaceutical drugs and detection of biogenic patterns.

Events

Sep 29 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Harlan Campbell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistics at UBC
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News

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...

The Statistics Department is happy to announce that PhD student Sonja Isberg has been honoured in two ways for her contributions to statistics education.

Sonja is the recipient of the department’s...

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Marshall Prize is PhD student Joe Watson.

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We are pleased to announce that David Kepplinger has won the Department’s 2019–20 Data Science Award.

David is finishing his PhD degree in Statistics under the...

Congratulations to our Professor Nancy Heckman on her role as the Associate Scientific Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute...

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...