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Our department offers four undergraduate programs. Our two undergraduate majors are the Statistics Major and Data Science Major. We also offer a Data Science certificate and Statistics certificate if students would like to pair it with their undergraduate major.

Graduate students can pursue any of our five graduate programs.

Our PhD Statistics programs include two options students can choose from. They can select either the Statistics PhD, Statistics option or the Statistics PhD, Biostatistics option.

MS Data Science is our newest graduate program.

Our MS Statistics program includes four options students can choose from. This includes the Statistics option, Biostatistics option, Statistics & Data Science option (MSDS), and Applied Statistics option (MSAS).

What’s Happening In Statistics

Michael Newton and his student have taken top honors from WARF

The 2022 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Innovation Award has been given two teams in the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the winning team includes Sara McCoy, associate professor of medicine; Miriam Shelef, associate professor of medicine; Michael Newton, chair of biostatistics and medical informatics; and statistics graduate student Zihao Zheng for their work, Innovative New Diagnostic Test for Sjögren’s Syndrome.

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Associate Professor Garvesh Raskutti has been granted the prestigious American Family Funding Initiative award

As a renowned statistician, Dr. Raskutti’s outstanding contributions to the field have been recognized with this significant honor. This award is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and passion for advancing statistical research.

Nicolás García Trillos, Assistant Professor has been awarded a CAREER award

Nicolás García Trillos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at UW-Madison, has been awarded a CAREER award–the most prestigious early-career award given by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will be used to investigate mathematical foundations on how to enforce robustness of machine learning models.

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UW’s 5 hottest majors: Student demand, workforce trends drive enrollment gains.

Higher education is constantly evolving to reflect the changing interests of students and specialized needs of employers. At UW–Madison, the majors with the greatest enrollment growth are a good barometer of the university’s responsiveness to these trends.

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Sündüz Keleş has been made Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Sunduz KelesWe are delighted to announce that “For important contributions to methods for the analysis of high-dimensional data, including results from ChiP sequencing and partial regression, and for service to the profession”, Sündüz Keleş has been made Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She will receive her award this summer at the JSM meetings.

Fortune Magazine Recognizes UW Madison data science master’s degree program

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is launching a master’s degree program in data science to meet the growing demand among students for more data science offerings.

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