UBC Statistics

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  • UBC Vancouver Campus
  • Data Science

Job Postings

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track instructor-1 position, in the Department of Statistics. The position has 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 programs. The MDS program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science, the...

Research Highlight

Statistical learning, sometimes called machine learning, is becoming ever more important as a component of data science, and department members have had active research in this area for more than a decade.  Statistical learning methods include classification and regression (supervised learning) and clustering (unsupervised learning).  Current research topics of faculty members and their graduate students include construction of phylogenetic trees in evolution, ensembles of models and sparse clustering.  Applications include the search for novel pharmaceutical drugs and detection of biogenic patterns.


Mar 30 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Annie Li and Ming Wan, UBC Statistics MSc Students
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Apr 6 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
van Eeden Invited Speaker Jeffrey Rosenthal, University of Toronto
Room 102, Michael Smith Laboratories (2185 East Mall)


Microsoft has provided $1 million to fund UBC and the University of Washington in a data science initiative, the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.  As UBC President Ono said in the...

Undergraduates Katie Li (Statistics), Jenny Song (Mathematics), and David Yin (Statistics and Computer Science) won first place in the ANÉA-ASNA Case Competition 2017 (ASNA = Actuarial Students National Association). They beat out 10 other teams...

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...

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...