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Calling all biostatisticians and specialists in related disciplines!

As part of the Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases project, several postdoctoral positions are now open at universities across Canada.

While these positions won’t be based in our department, the...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow positions associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-month, full-time program, delivered in course modules of four-week durations. The last two months are devoted to a capstone project....

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications from outstanding individuals for teaching courses within the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, to be appointed in the Department of Statistics. The positions are open for individuals with a proven track record in teaching and education. Having a PhD is an advantage, but it is not a strict requirement.

The Department seeks one or more Sessional Lecturers to teach individual courses in winter term 1 (September 2 to December 31, 2020) and/or winter term 2 (January 2, 2021 to April 30, 2021). MDS...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two (or more) Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow positions related to data science:

  • One or two positions are associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-month, full-time program, delivered in course modules of four...

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2021.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 201 - Statistical Inference for Data Science

Stat 203 – Statistical Methods

Stat 251 – Elementary Statistics

Stat 300 – Intermediate Statistics for Applications

Stat 302 – Introduction to Probability...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow, associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Statistics but will work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-...

Research Highlight

Statistical learning, sometimes called machine learning, is becoming ever more important as a component of data science, and department members have had active research in this area for more than a decade.  Statistical learning methods include classification and regression (supervised learning) and clustering (unsupervised learning).  Current research topics of faculty members and their graduate students include construction of phylogenetic trees in evolution, ensembles of models and sparse clustering.  Applications include the search for novel pharmaceutical drugs and detection of biogenic patterns.

Events

May 25 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Sherry Gao, UBC Statistics MSc student; Ian Murphy, UBC Statistics MSc student
Zoom

News

We’re thrilled to congratulate our Professor of Teaching, Bruce Dunham, for receiving the 2021 PIMS Education Prize.

The...

We’re excited to announce that our Professor Ruben Zamar has been named as a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS). Ruben is one of only 41 recipients from...

We are pleased to honour Anthony-Alexander Christidis, Gian Carlo Di-Luvi, and Archer Gong Zhang with Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards...

Congratulations to our professors Gabriela Cohen Freue and Will Welch, who have each received a Collaborative Research Team (CRT) award from the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). These awards will fund CRT projects that involve...

Since September, the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) has been hosting a series of monthly virtual seminars, broadcast live on the fourth Thursday...

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data....

We’re thrilled to hear that Priscilla (Cindy) Greenwood, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Department of Mathematics and an associate member in the Department of Statistics, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

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In a collaboration between the UBC Master of Data Science program (MDS) and UBC Extended Learning (ExL), UBC recently...

Congratulations to our Statistics PhD student Joe Watson, who was awarded the Student Presentation Award at the virtual International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) 2020!

ISEC...

Our professor and department head, Paul Gustafson, has received this year’s Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Gold Medal.

The Gold Medal is the SSC’s most prestigious award for research. It is awarded to “a person who has made...

UBC Statistics PhD student Evan Sidrow won the Best Graduate Oral Presentation Award (Ph.D.) at the Eighth Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference. This conference is usually held in-person just before the annual Statistical Society of...

We’re very pleased to announce that our Statistics Senior Instructor, Eugenia Yu, has won a Killam Teaching Prize for excellence in...

We have all become familiar with the importance of monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases for setting policies and managing limited health care resources. But how do inaccuracies in tests for the virus impact the curves that describe the...

Professor James V. Zidek has been honoured by his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, an appointment granted to those Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to the Nation. The honour recognizes Dr. Zidek's leadership and...