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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

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

Sep 26 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
William Li, Professor for Business Teaching and Research, University of Minnesota
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Oct 3 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
C.F. Jeff Wu, Professor and Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Oct 10 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Maxwell Libbrecht, Assistant Professor, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Oct 17 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Debashis Mondal, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University
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...

This year’s recipients of the Dr John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Huaiwen (Angela) Dong and Kenny Chiu.  

Kenny is entering his fourth year in a combined honours in Statistics and Computer Science (CS) and is also in the...

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...