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We are Hiring! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor sought


NOTE: The applications for the Assistant Professor position must be received by November 23, 2018. For the tenured position (Associate and Full Professor), applications must be received by December 28, 2018.

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel recommends checking election results using "risk-limiting audits," invented by Prof. Philip B. Stark.

Risk-limiting audits are endorsed by the American Statistical Association, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, the League of Women Voters, Verified Voting, and other election integrity groups. Colorado was the first state to require risk-limiting audits, which are also in law in California and Rhode Island, and have been tested in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, and Denmark. Prof. Stark serves on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

We are Hiring! Capstone Lecturer sought

Capstone Lecturer: Department of Statistics
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach the capstone course in the Berkeley Statistics Masters Program should an opening arise. This position is 33% time. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the Department.

Blackwell Hall Dedication

September 11, 2018, was the dedication of UC Berkeley's newest residence hall named after renown UC Berkeley Statistics Professor David Harold Blackwell. The ceremony took place in front of the new residence hall, which is now filled with first year students who moved in August 14th, 2018. The ceremony was attended by members of the Blackwell family, faculty and staff of the Statistics Department, members of the UC Berkeley administration, and staff from the residence hall community.

A first Look Inside David Blackwell Hall

David Blackwell Hall, the first new residence hall to open at UC Berkeley since 2012, is a living space for more than 700 students full of patios, study rooms, bike racks, ping-pong tables, exercise machines and — if you’re lucky enough to live on the west side of the building — million-dollar views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline.

Professor Deborah Nolan receives Waller Award for Distinguished Teaching Career

The Statistics department is pleased to announce that Professor Deborah Nolan, current Department Chair, has been selected by the American Statistical Associate as this year's recipient of the Waller Award for Distinguished Teaching Career. Professor Nolan is well deserving of this prestigious award for her many contributions to the teaching in Statistics Department and at UC Berkeley.

Professor Bin Yu Receives Prestigious Scott Award

We are delighted to share that Statistics Professor Bin Yu has been chosen by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, COPSS, as the recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth L. Scott Award. Professor Yu is being acknowledged for her dedicated and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the statistics field and for her mentorship of women students. In addition, this awards also recognizes her scientific contributions to statistical and machine learning methodology.

Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates

This year's commencement was a wonderful celebration for all those who participated, whether it was students, parents, faculty or staff. We had more students participate than even before in our graduation ceremony which took place at Zellerbach Playhouse on Monday, May 14th, 2018.

Statistics Undergraduate is Runner-up for University Medal

The University Medal is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards given to a graduating senior at UC Berkeley. To qualify students must embody the mission and message of the university, have made a meaningful impact on their community, overcome significant personal obstacles, and maintained a 3.96 GPA or better. 

Project Jupyter Team selected for the ACM Software System Award

We are excited to share that the team behind Project Jupyter has been awarded the ACM Software System Award. The team includes Statistics faculty member Fernando Perez. Professor Perez was one of the original developers of iPython, the program from which Project Jupyter has its roots. Project Jupyter has been revolutionary and its open collaborative platform allows users to create tools for interactive computing.