University of Kentucky, Department of Statistics

University of Kentucky, Department of Statistics

Founded in 1967, the Department of Statistics at the University of Kentucky is proud of its distinguished record of research, teaching, and service. Recognition of its faculty's contributions to the general enterprise of statistics, probability, and interdisciplinary research, is evidenced not only by the publications and grant activity of its members, but also by the numerous citations of its members' works. Indeed, the faculty have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge, both in theoretical and applied statistics.  Some of the diverse areas of active research in the Department include big data analytics, dimension reduction, finite mixture models, and nonparametric methods.  The Department is also very proud of its robust interdisciplinary collaborations with numerous colleges and departments across the University of Kentucky, such as the College of Medicine, the Department of Economics, and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.  The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics, a Master of Applied Statistics online professional degree program, as well as a graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor in Statistics. The Department of Statistics has also contributed to the education of students across the University through its graduate and undergraduate service courses.

The Department of Statistics is enthusiastic about its recent accomplishments and is poised to help the University of Kentucky fulfill its mission of “improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care.”

Department Head

William S. Rayens

Affiliate Liaison Contact

Derek S. Young

Early-Career Affiliate Liaison

Chenglong Ye

Affiliate Location: 
Lexington, Kentucky