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PhD student David Xu wins 2022 SBSS Student Paper Award

UBC Statistics PhD student, David (Zuheng) Xu, won an ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) Student Paper Award, sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA).

The SBSS student paper competition is for research on Bayesian methodology, which is broadly construed and includes applied, computational, or theoretical work.

Read David’...

Statistics Associate Professor Natalia Nolde wins Young Faculty Award

We’re thrilled to congratulate our Associate Professor, Natalia Nolde, for receiving the 2021 UBC-PIMS Mathematical Sciences Young Faculty Award.

The UBC/PIMS Mathematical Sciences Young Faculty Award, presented by the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), was created to “recognize UBC researchers for their leading edge work in...

UBC Statisticians and Ecologists develop enhanced statistical models

Statistics PhD student Evan Sidrow and his research team propose more advanced Markov models in their study to better understand the behaviours of northern resident killer whales and other species. Evan’s co-supervisors, faculty members Marie Auger-Méthé (Statistics Department and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) and Nancy Heckman (Statistics Department), also participated in the research.

Learn about Evan and his research team’s work from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans...

UBC Equity & Inclusion Office funds EDI Speaker Series in Statistics

Melissa Lee (Assistant Professor of Teaching), Marie Auger-Méthé (Assistant Professor), and Rowenna Gryba (Ph.D student) have received funding from UBC Equity & Inclusion Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Speaker Series in Statistics.

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC. You can read more about the fund here:...

Call for nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science for Academic Year 2021-22

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data.

This $1,000 award is offered to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated initiative and creativity in making outstanding contributions in the field of Data Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of...

Assistant Professor Marie Auger-Méthé participates in the CANSSI Collaborative Research Teams (CRT) project to improve patient care and save wild animals

Narwhals, sharks, and polar bears can help medical professionals improve care for patients with mental health struggles—and patients with conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder can offer insights that will help the conservation of many wild animals.

That’s what a first-of-its-kind project by researchers from UBC, the University of Toronto, University of Windsor, and Dalhousie University is proposing.

The project, a collaboration between statisticians, ecologists,...

Free Statistical Consultation: 2021/22

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

  • STAT 450: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 450 mentored by faculty; accepting projects for term 2 2021-22 from now until - Jan 14
  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students): year-round, UBC-V graduate students only, via a team of a senior Statistical consultant and a Statistics graduate student...

Professor Tiffany Timbers’s talk in the CANSSI Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES)

CANSSI Ontario and U of T Statistical Sciences are hosting Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES). ARES is a new speaker series that showcases opportunities in all realms of society for Data Science. And our faculty member Tiffany Timbers is the next speaker in the series!

To join Tiffany’s seminar on October 25, 2021,...

Professor Trevor Campbell receives Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award

Assistant Professor Trevor Campbell has been named a winner of the 2021 Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award, which honours noteworthy junior researchers in different areas of Bayesian statistics. The award recipients are invited to present their work in two special events of the Junior Bayes Beyond the Borders (JB^3) webinar series and receive three years of free ISBA and j-ISBA membership. Trevor will give his presentation on Wednesday,...

Recipients of the 2021 Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarship

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Yihang He and Ruiyu Gou.

Yihang is a combined major in Computer Science and Statistics, entering the third year, excelling in a wide range of courses, and honoured with several academic awards. Through a summer internship with Cloudwalk Tech, Yihang has developed skills involving back-end developing and machine...