University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Statistics & Data Science

University of California at Los Angeles

The Department of Statistics & Data Science was founded in 1998 to meet the growing demand within UCLA for statistical methodology, training and collaboration. By building on the traditional strengths in probability, mathematical statistics and applications of the UCLA Mathematics, Biomathematics and Biostatistics Departments, the Department of Statistics has become a leader in the development of statistical methodology that exploits the increasing power of computers.

Research in the department focuses on statistical learning, computer vision, computational biology, social sciences, and environmetrics. We also have faculty whose research is dedicated to improving the quality of statistics education.

Our graduate program offers three degrees. Our Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are structured around three core course sequences that introduce students to the science of data: theoretical statistics, data analysis, and statistical computing. This balance of training prepares our graduates for positions in academia, industry and government. We have recently added a Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) degree. The MAS program prepares students for work in industry through an emphasis on methods and theory commonly used in applications.

Department Head

Hongquan Xu

Affiliate Liaison Contacts

Mark S. Handcock, Hongquan Xu

Affiliate Location: 
Los Angeles, California