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The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Statistics. The Department is committed to excellence in statistics research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary initiatives, including data science, biostatistics, and statistical consulting. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.ubc.ca/.

We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international research...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Lecturer (one or more positions), associated with the Master of Data Science Program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Lecturer will be formally based in the Department of Statistics but work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program...

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.


Mar 22 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dustin Johnson, UBC MSc Co-op Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Mar 27 2018 -
9:30am to 11:00am
STAT 450 and STAT 550 students
ESB Atrium - PME Gallery/West Corridor
Apr 3 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Somdatta Sinha, PWIAS International Visiting Research Scholar & Visiting Professor, Mathematics Department, UBC; Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, India
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


Michael is in the combined MD/PhD program, working in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard J. Foster, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Sciences Centre, where he develops bioinformatic methods to interrogate the protein-protein interactome....

Graduate Teaching Assistants play an important role in the department. Every year since 2011, we have recognized GTA excellence via the Statistics Department's Graduate Teaching Award.

David Kepplinger is this year’s recipient of...

Statistics Ph.D. student Tanja Högg is the recipient of this year’s Marshall Prize. Tanja is carrying out her Ph.D. research under the joint supervision of Paul Gustafson, John Petkau and Yinshan Zhao, focussing on Bayesian methods for the...

Statistics Associate Professor Alex Bouchard-Côté and co-researchers have been awarded a CANSSI Collaborative Team Grant to support the project "Statistical Methods for Challenging Problems in Public Health Microbiology”.  The three-year $180,000...

StatSpace, produced through the Flexible Learning Introductory Statistics (FLIS) Project, is now available in a "soft launch" form.  This preliminary version allows you to explore and use the...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via SOS, STAT 551 and STAT 450/550, as follows.

  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students):  accepted year-round, UBC-V graduate...