UBC Statistics

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Job Postings

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...

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.


Aug 22 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Qiong Zhang, UBC Statistics Master's Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Sep 19 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dr. Mahshid Atapour and Dr. Daniel Anvari
ESB 4192


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 -...

Undergraduate Kris Hong and PhD student Guohai Zhou are the first recipients of the Rick White Award. This recently established award recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in...

We are very proud of our PhD alumnus Andy Leung for having received the Pierre Robillard Award from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award recognizes “the best PhD thesis...

We are pleased to announce that Fred (Hongyang) Zhang has won the Department’s 2016-17 Data Science Award.

Fred recently completely his PhD under the supervision of Ruben Zamar. Fred has made important contributions to Data Science...

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...