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The Department of Statistics (www.stat.ubc.ca) at the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) 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, 2018 or January 1, 2019.

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. The successful candidate should have a strong...

The Department of Statistics (www.stat.ubc.ca) at the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (bcchr.ca) invite applications from outstanding investigators for a full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor, grant tenure-track, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 or January 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate...

Full-time or part-time sessional lecturer position(s) available in the Department of Statistics, UBC-Vancouver to teach courses offered during the period from January 1 to April 30, 2018. A Master’s degree in Statistics is required. Completion of, or current registration in, a PhD program is preferred. The position(s) requires demonstrated ability to provide effective instruction of Statistics at the third and fourth year undergraduate level. In keeping with these duties and the goals of our undergraduate program, to be a part of our teaching team the ideal candidate will have excellent...

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

Oct 24 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Natalia Nolde, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Statistics
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Oct 26 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Xiaoli Yu, UBC PhD Student in Statistics
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Oct 31 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Bruce Dunham, Nancy Heckman, and Melissa Lee, on behalf of the Flexible Learning Intro Stat team
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)

News

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Speaker: David Bellhouse, Statistician and Statistics Historian

Location: UBC Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 120, 2202 Main...

The Statistics Department offers two types of free statistical consultation. One is through courses with students mentored by faculty (STAT 551 Term 1, STAT 450 Term 2) and is open to all. The other (SOS—Statistical Opportunity for Students -...

The Rick White Memorial Fund was established late last year, to honour Rick’s memory. Rick, who passed away September 2, 2016, was a long time member of the department, an accomplished statistical consultant and data scientist, and a wonderful...

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...