Assistant Professor Miaoyan Wang received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Miaoyan Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at UW-Madison, has just received a CAREER award–the most prestigious early-career award given by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will allow Miaoyan to develop a suite of statistical learning theory, efficient algorithms, and data-driven solutions for high-dimensional tensor problems. Learn More
Two of Statistics students named among the three IMS Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Awards
University of Wisconsin–Madison seniors Qianyun (Lexi) Luo and Hawra Aljawad reached the final stage of competition this year for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate academic honors in the world.
“To make it to the finalist stage is a tremendous honor — only the most elite students can claim this accomplishment,” says Provost Karl Scholz.
The Undergraduate degree program in statistics includes course work in statistics, mathematics, and computing as part of a BA or BS degree that prepares students in many ways of knowing about the world including thinking statistically to infer meaning from data.
The department offers multiple graduate programs.
The PhD program includes foundational coursework followed by original research directed by a faculty advisor leading to a dissertation.
The MS program in statistics prepares students to work as statistical consultants and emphasizes collaboration and communication with non-statisticians.
The MSDS program is a masters program in data science that merges coursework in statistics and computation to train students to extract knowledge from data.
The Biometry masters program is primarily aimed at students enrolled in a PhD program in a biological science at UW-Madison that seek to add a degree in statistics to their study.
What's Happening in Statistics?
Congratulations to all our Statistics Department 2021 graduates!
Please see the video for a list of graduates, favorite memories, and memorable campus locations.
Best of luck to all of you and please stay involved with us as alumni!
2020-2021 TA Awards
Three UW–Madison students named 2021 Goldwater Scholars
Growing department raises Wisconsin’s profile in the data and information sector.