UBC Statistics

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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...

Internal Search

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...

Research Highlight

Statistical procedures are called robust if they remain informative and efficient in the presence of outliers and other departures from typical model assumptions on the data.    Ignoring unusual observations can play havoc with standard statistical methods and can also result in losing the valuable information gotten from unusual data points.  Robust procedures prevent this.  And these procedures are more important than ever since currently, data are often collected without following established experimental protocols.  As a result, data may not represent a single well-defined population.  Analyzing these data by non-robust methods may result in biased conclusions.  To perform reliable and informative inference based on such a heterogeneous data set, we need statistical methods that can fit models and identify patterns, focusing on the dominant homogeneous subset of the data without being affected by structurally different small subgroups.  Robust Statistics does exactly this.  Some examples of applications are finding exceptional athletes (e.g. hockey players), detecting intrusion in computer networks and constructing reliable single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping.


Mar 22 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dustin Johnson, UBC MSc Co-op Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
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...