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Professors Sara Mostafavi (course coordinator) and Paul Pavlidis are seeking teaching assistants for STAT 540,cross-listed as BIOF 540 and GSAT 540, for January - April 2017. Information on the course (e.g., lectures) can be found at this URL, with key facts stated below:


STAT 540 Statistical methods for high dimensional biology, 3 credits

Instructors: Sara Mostafavi and Paul Pavlidis

TA(s): TBA...

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 work...

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.


Oct 25 2016 - 11:00am
Amrit Singh, PROOF Centre
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Nov 1 2016 -
11:00am to 12:15pm
Allan (Hao) Luo- PhD Candidate, Dept. of Statistics, UBC
Room 4192, Earth Science Building, 2207 Main Mall


It is with great sadness that we write that our colleague, Rick White, passed away some time during the night of September 1 – 2.

The BC Flag (at Main Mall and Agronomy Road) will be lowered on Thursday, September 15th,...

Professor Jiahua Chen has been honoured by the International Chinese Statistical Association, receiving the ICSA’s Distinguished Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the theory of statistics, particularly in the design of...

The first recipients of the Dr John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Shuxian Fan and Janet Lam.

Shuxian is entering Year 3 of her program, as a Statistics major. She is taking several Statistics and Economics courses in the coming...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced results of a study carried out by an international team of researchers led by Gavin Shaddick of the University of Bath and including Jim Zidek. Professor Shaddick is a long-time...