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Job Postings

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching positions in the Department of Statistics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024. These positions have a primary focus on contributing to the delivery and further development of the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, while also involving contributions to other departmental...

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

This position is offered as part of a new, interdisciplinary research cluster, AI Methods...

We are no longer accepting applications for 2022. We will be accepting applications for the 2023 year in March/April. We will provide an update on the deadline in the new year.

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2022.

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...

Research Highlight

The Bayesian paradigm for statistical inference uses expert knowledge, formulated in terms of probability distributions of unknown parameters of interest.   These distributions, called prior distributions, are combined with data to provide new information about parameters, via new parameter distributions called posterior distributions.  One research theme centers on devising new Bayesian methodologies, i.e., new statistical models with which Bayesian inferences can provide particular scientific insight. Quantifying the statistical properties of such methods and contrasting with non-Bayesian alternatives is an active area of research.  Bayesian methods can  lead to computational challenges, and another research theme centers on efficient computation of Bayesian solutions. The development of computational techniques for determining posterior distributions, such as Monte Carlo methods, is a rich area of research activity, with particular emphasis on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and sequential Monte Carlo methods.


Feb 2 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
van Eeden Invited Speaker: Kevin Patrick Murphy, Research Scientist, Google
Zoom (registration required)


Webinar series I

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group at UBC Statistics is pleased to announce the launch of the webinar series on Data analysis: Practical application of Linear Mixed Effects Models. ...

Congratulations to our Professor Lang Wu on his role as the Associate Director representing Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (...

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....

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 450/550, SOS and STAT 551 as follows:

  • STAT 450/550: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 450 mentored by faculty; ...

UBC Statistics Professor Jiahua Chen has been named a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest academic honour. Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)...