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We Are Hiring! Assistant Professor


The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for at least one Assistant Professor position, in all areas of Probability, Statistics, and Data Science, with an expected start date of July 1st, 2020. Assistant Professor positions are regarded as tenure-track.

JSM 2019 Berkeley Statistics Mixer

The Berkeley Statistics mixer at JSM 2019 had a great turn-out as usual and people had a fun time catching up and sharing news: professional and personal. As the host, Bin Yu updated everyone with department news especially about data science. Tamara Broderick, as the photo master, organized a wonderful photo shoot again. Thanks to everyone for coming!

2019 Statistics Commencement

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, was our annual Statistics Department commencement ceremony. This year the Statistics Department was back in Wheeler Auditorium and we had a packed house with family, friends, and 133 undergrads, 23 Master's, & 13 PhDs. More graduates than ever before! This year's commencement speaker was Amanda Cox, Data Editor of the New York Times.

Celebration for Professor David Brillinger's Retirement

Last night at King Yen Restaurant in Berkeley the Statistics Department celebrated Professor David Brillinger. After a long an prestigious career David is retiring at the end of the spring semester. Professor Brillinger joined the UC Berkeley as a Statistics Professor in 1970 and has enriched the department with his diverse research topics. In his retirement,  David will be spending time with his family and friends in his native Canada and we hope he'll make visits back to the department.

Ani Adhikari voted Best Professor by Daily Cal

The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the Daily Cal's 'Best of Campus 2019.' This year Statistic Department's own Professor Ani Adhikari have been voted as the best professor on campus. The students commented that her teaching style has made learning about statistics and data science more approachable for student of all disciplines.

PhD students Hyun Jae (Michael) Lim, Tiffany Tang and Michelle Yu win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to our PhD students Hyun Jae (Michael) Lim, Tiffany Tang and Michelle Yu who have all been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships! The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

We Are Hiring! Lecturers

University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach the following courses should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester including summer sessions, depending upon the needs of the Department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time.

BSTARS Conference 2019

Last Thursday, March 21st, 2019 was the 7th annual BSTARS. Every year this event gives our PhDs and Post-Docs the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting to the Statistics Department's Industry partners, faculty, and fellow students.

Kellie Ottoboni receives the Innovation Award from the Election Verification Network (EVN)

Kellie Ottoboni received the Innovation Award from the Election Verification Network (EVN) for her work with Professor Philip Stark developing the Stratified Union-Intersection Tests of Elections (SUITE) tool for use in the pilot of risk-limiting audits. The SUITE tool is a Jupyter notebook that encompasses all steps of a post-election risk-limiting audit: risk calculations, an estimate of the number of ballots to examine, and a procedure to sample and locate ballots.

First graduates from the new Data Science major

We are thrilled to share that this fall we have the first graduates from our new Data Science major. In total nine undergradaute students make up the first class to gradaute from the major which was official opened earlier this semester. The Data Science major was created by Statistics and Computer Science department and offers undergradaute students an opportunity to study data from myriad angles.