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The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching positions in the Department of Statistics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024. These positions have a primary focus on contributing to the delivery and further development of the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, while also involving contributions to other departmental...

The Department of Statistics at UBC is a growing academic unit within the Faculty of Science with activities in research, education, and consulting. To meet the increasing demand for statistics and data science training at the undergraduate level, we are seeking a sessional lecturer for the upcoming Winter term. 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...

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, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

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

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, 2023, 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 successful candidate will work the equivalent of...

We are no longer accepting applications for 2022. We will be accepting applications for the 2023 year in March/April. We will provide an update on the deadline in the new year.

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2022.

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...

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

Dec 6 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Dr. Ninareh Mehrabi, Postdoctoral Scientist, Amazon
ESB 4192 / Zoom

News

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 mentored by faculty; ...

UBC Statistics Professor Jiahua Chen has been named a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest academic honour. Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)...

Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES) collaborated between the Department of Statistical Sciences at University of Toronto and CANSSI Ontario is a...

UBC Statistics announces the appointment of three new tenured/tenure track faculty – Lucy Gao, Joel Östblom, and Geoff Pleiss.

Lucy began an Assistant Professor position with us on July 1, 2022.

Joel joined us on August 23, 2022...

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Chenyue Qian and Yujie Chen.

Chenyue Qian is a Statistics major with...