Undergraduate Research

Refer to the Office of Undergraduate Research (research.berkeley.edu) for a listing of other research opportunities, resources and upcoming workshops.


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STATISTICS DEPARTMENT

Stat 199 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1-3 units)
Students who have an idea for a research project may earn Stat 199 credit provided they find a faculty member in the Statistics Department to supervise their research.

STAT H195 HONORS THESIS (1-4 units)
To graduate with honors, Statistics students must have a 3.3 GPA or higher in the major, in upper division major courses, and overall; and they must enroll in Stat H195 for a letter grade and write a satisfactory honors thesis under the direction of a Statistics faculty member. An honors thesis can be completed in one or two semester, depending on the scope of the project. In total, the honors thesis should require at least 3 units worth of work.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR RESEARCH CREDIT IN STATISTICS
Students should explore the Statistics Faculty Interests page (http://statistics.berkeley.edu/faculty-research-interests) to find out which faculty members specialize in a topic related to their research topic. Contact potential faculty advisors to see if they can advise you on an independent research. See research.berkeley.edu for workshops on how to approach faculty and write a research proposal. If a faculty member has agreed, she/he will need to confirm with an Undergraduate Student Services Advisor in order to set up the Stat 199 or H195 course. You will be provided with the enrollment information needed to register for the course after it is set up.

Examples of Previous Research Projects Advised by Emeritus Professor David Aldous: Refer to https://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~aldous/Research/Ugrad/ugrad_res_old.html.