Cover of the book "Shrinkage Estimation"
Two Cornell Statistics professors along with a Statistics alumni teamed up on a new textbook released late last year on the Springer Series in Statistics. “... more
Algorithms, Big Data, and Inequality project members
Cornell's Institute for the Social Sciences has assembled an all-star squad of big-data experts across campus – including Cornell Computing and Information... more
Cornell Statistics graduates at the 2018 Commencement ceremony.
For years now, the title of data scientist has enjoyed a comfortable position atop annual lists of most in-demand jobs. Indeed, it is a good time to be a... more
David Ruppert
David Ruppert, professor of statistics, is a contributor on a new textbook out now through Springer. “Semiparametric Regression with R” picks up where authors... more
Graphic illustrating parsing of complex data.
Life can be tough for mobile app developers.  After creating an app that helps users book a hotel room or redeem loyalty points, they need to figure out how... more
The Cornell logo within Sage Hall
The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research... more
A 2016 farmer's market held by the Dilmun Hill student farm.
A group of Cornell researchers, including Stats Associate Professor David Matteson, has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International... more
A screenshot from the Machine Learning in Medicine website
The excitement around machine learning in medicine has permeated the world of clinicians and researchers alike. While artificial intelligence is unlikely to... more
2018 Cornell Day of Statistics speakers and session chairs
Miss the 2018 Cornell Day of Statistics? Check out presentation slides from our conference speakers.
photo of Ed George
It’s a wonderful time to be a statistician. Whether it’s banking, journalism, or professional hockey, varied sectors now look to big data for insights. No... more
Kengo Kato
This fall, Cornell's Department of Statistics and Data Science welcomes Kengo Kato, who joins the department as an associate professor. Most recently a member... more
Joe Guinness
Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology is excited to welcome Joe Guinness, who joins BSCB as an assistant professor. Guinness... more
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Three Cornell alumni and affiliates were on-hand recently to share insights with current Big Red students about career life in data science. Hosted by the ... more
Stats PhD Sarah Tan
Sarah Tan, a rising sixth-year PhD candidate in Cornell University’s Department of Statistics and Data Science, was one of 11 students recently awarded a... more
Dan Kowal
Dan Kowal (PhD, '17) was awarded the sole honorable mention distinction for the Arnold Zellner Thesis Award in Econometrics and Statistics. Now an assistant... more
Yan Yu
Cornell alumna Yan Yu (PhD Statistics ’00) has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Data Science for All professors Michael Clarkson and Madeleine Udell.
With only 110 universities offering data science courses, Cornell is working to prepare future data scientists with a new course offered this semester called... more
MPS 2017 Grad Survey
The Statistics MPS 2017 post-graduate report is out! Through this survey, we learn about how well our MPS graduates did in finding jobs after graduating. For... more
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A recent survey of 2016 statistics graduates undertaken by the American Statistical Association found graduates are well prepared to excel in the job market.
Jiekun Feng
Congratulations to Stats PhD Jiekun Feng, who co-authored research that received a Best Publication Award at the recent INFORMs Houston meeting.  The paper, "... more
Day of Stats 2017 Attendees
The Cornell Day of Statistics 2017 was held on Friday, September 8 in the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Seven leaders in the... more
Headshot of Roger Farrell
Roger H. Farrell, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died September 28 at Hospicare in Ithaca. He was 88. Farrell, who joined the Department of... more
Glassdoor
Among the site's findings, reported by the USA Today, there are roughly 6,800 open data science jobs, paying a median base salary of $110,000.
Charles McCulloch
A leading expert in biostatistics, Dr. Charles McCulloch (PhD '80) has been named the 2017 Cornell Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Cornell Research Team Awarded Sustainability Funds
An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers – including Stats Associate Prof David Matteson and graduate research assistant Binh Tang – is among 15... more
Sarah Tan
The fourth-year PhD has been named the recipient of the American Statistical Association's 2017 Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship.
Hooker, Giles
Machine learning continues to have a profound impact on our everyday lives, from the seemingly trivial (a movie recommendation from Netflix) to the most vital... more
DSS Commencement 2017
Relive all the unforgettable moments from the 2017 Biometry & Statistics and Statistical Science Commencement ceremony is this huge album of photos.
Stats Careers Panel
Five Cornell alumni and affiliates were on-hand recently to share insights with current Big Red students about what a career in the statistics field is and... more
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What's the best job of 2017? According to one leading job-search site, statisticians are at the top of the list, with employment expected to jump by 34 percent... more
Florentina Bunea
Stats Professor Florentina Bunea has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for outstanding research and professional contributions ... more
Jacob Bien
Jacob Bien, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, will develop open-source code that scientists can use to... more
Dan Kowal
Daniel Kowal's “Functional Autoregression for Sparsely Sampled Data” proposes a model for forecasting and inference of functional time series data.
Sumanta Basu
The Department of Statistical Science is excited to welcome its newest faculty member, Sumanta Basu. An associate professor in the Department of Biological... more
Rauf v State in court
For a decade, a team of Cornell Law scholars and participating researchers – including Cornell Statistics Professor Marty Wells – has explored the state of... more
Statistics Graduates
Cornell’s most recent Statistics graduates today work as data analysts, scientists and consultants for entities like American Express, Citi Group, and the Food... more
Day of Stat 2016 Faculty
The Cornell Day of Statistics 2016 was held on Friday, September 9 in the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Eights leaders in the... more
Yang Ning
The Department of Statistical Sciences is thrilled to announce we've added a new faculty member this fall. Yang Ning comes to Cornell as an Assistant Professor... more
Bruce Turnbull
During Cornell's Day of Statistics on Friday, September 9, longtime Cornell professor in Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) Bruce Turnbull... more
Cornell PhD Students at JSM 2016
Members of the Cornell Statistics Graduate Society (SGS) hosted a mixer for all Cornell alumni, students, faculty and colleagues during Joint Statistical... more
John Abowd
Cornell's John Abowd has been selected to receive the 2016 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics, an honor recognizing original and unusually... more
Florentina Bunea
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the Bernoulli Society are committed to help create and maintain a diverse work force  in Statistics and,... more
DSS Commencement 2016 Group Photo
To view and download photographs from the 2016 Biological Statistics and Computational Biology (BSCB) and the Department of Statistics Commencement ceremony... more
Dan Kowal
A paper from Statistical Science PhD Candidate Dan Kowal was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA). "... more
Sherry Xian, Director of Cornell's Survey Research Institute
“We live in a world full of data, and there’s knowledge to be discovered in data, but how reliable was the data collection?” said Martin Wells, newly appointed... more
Florentina Bunea
Cornell Stats Professor Florentina Bunea delivered a keynote talk at the recent Theory of Big Data Conference in London. A gathering of the top experts in Big... more
Cancer Cells. Photo via LA Times.
Cornell Stats Professor Giles Hooker shares his thoughts with the Los Angeles Times on new research that says external factors like ultraviolet radiation and... more
John Abowd
ILR Professor and Department of Statistics Field Faculty member John M. Abowd will join the U.S. Census Bureau as associate director for research and... more
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Cornell Statistics PhD Michael Hu and his work in identifying a key error within a paper on economic policy serve as the jumping-off point for a fascinating (... more
Bill Strawderman
As an undergraduate engineering student in the 1960s, Bill Strawderman had all but written off any probability of a career in statistics, having endured... more
Presenters and organizers of the 2015 Day of Statistics
The first-ever Cornell Day of Statistics, held on Friday, September 11, brought together field leaders and students for an all-day conference to showcase new... more
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Applied Mathematics and Statistics Ph.D. student Zhengyi Zhou was a finalist for the 2013 INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award and a winner of the 2014... more
A student under a tree on Libe Slope.
Find out more about what it's like to be a student in Statistical Science at Cornell by reading some of our Student Profiles. Because of the interdisciplinary... more
Dr. Iain Johnstone Receiving DSS Distinguished Alumni Award
The Department of Statistical Science Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013 was given to Dr. Iain Johnstone in a ceremony on Sept. 6, 2013. After the ceremony,... more
Microbial stock
Each year, students in the Statistical Science MPS program complete a two-semester project designed to provide real-world experience in large-scale data... more
Florentina Bunea
This past June, Professor Florentina Bunea was elected as a council member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), where she will serve a 3-year... more