A color photo of a woman smiling for a photo
Florentina Bunea, professor of statistics and data science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, has been awarded a grant... more
A color photo of a woman smiling for a photo
Ann S. Bowers ’59, a pioneering technology industry executive and longtime philanthropist whose transformational gift established the Cornell Ann S. Bowers... more
A color graphic with abstract lines, shapes and colors
The Department of Statistics and Data Science (SDS) now offers a new actuarial science minor for students interested in bolstering their skills in measuring... more
A graphic illustration showing a women's face with computer code and lines incorporated into the design
Cornell University has joined a new Action Collaborative on Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech, launched by the National Academies of... more
A color photo of a man smiling for a photo with a blurred background
Dan Kowal Ph.D. ’17 will join the faculty in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science as an associate professor of statistics... more
A color photo showing a deer standing in a stream
A new method could be used by biologists to estimate the prevalence of disease in free-ranging wildlife and help determine how many samples are needed to... more
The Cornell Bowers CIS logo over the Schmidt Futures logo
Thirteen Cornell postdoctoral researchers intent on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in areas as varied as astronomy, computational biology, and... more
A color photo of a man smiling for a photo with an abstract background
Hakim Weatherspoon, professor of computer science, will return to the role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers... more
A color photo of three women sitting and smiling at the new majors welcome for Cornell Bowers CIS.
The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science celebrated the newest cohort of students to declare a major within the college,... more
A color photo showing a woman smiling for a photo over a blue stylized backgroun
Aging isn’t an exact science, but through biostatistics – the science and practice of learning from biomedical data – pioneers like Karen Bandeen-Roche ’88, Ph... more
The Cornell Bowers CIS logo in black and red over the LinkedIn logo in black and blue
Nine innovative faculty members and doctoral students from the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science were selected to receive the... more
A filtered photo showing a juror's box with 12 empty chairs with a ray of light shining on some of them
Cornell researchers have shown that data science and artificial intelligence (AI) tools successfully identify disparate questioning – when prosecutors question... more
An abstract blue background with a white box overlaying it. The box contains information about the SDS celebration on 9/8
The Department of Statistics and Data Science’s annual Celebration and Data Science conference is back! After a three-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic,... more
A color graphic showing stock market numbers
For years, the financial press has helped inform investors of all stripes. Cornell researchers have discovered it can also inform the algorithm behind a new... more
A color photo of a man wearing a hat smiling for a photo in front of a blurred image of Gates Hall in Ithaca, NY
Lawrence Blume, the Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics and professor of information science, has been named the inaugural associate dean... more
A color photo showing Liz Karns, senior lecturer in social statistics, teaching students in Integrated Data Science.
This spring, students in a data science class faced a challenging dilemma: Should they launch a facial recognition application that let unemployed people... more
A color photo showing an overhead shot of the 2023 GDIAC Game Design Showcase
For Zachary Schecter ‘23, it was winning the Most Innovative Game award at the Game Design Showcase his sophomore year that really clinched it: he would become... more
A closeup of the book portion of the Cornell Seal at Myron Taylor Hall: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the university's most outstanding seniors each graduation season, and this year that list includes eight... more
A color graphic with the numbers 2023 and the Cornell Bowers CIS logo
As part of the largest graduating class in the history of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, a few graduates in the Class... more
A color graphic promoting the GDIAC showcase
Dance through a rowdy house party, fight off dangerous fruit, and pull a fast one on a bubble gum cartel at the Game Design Initiative at Cornell (GDIAC)... more
A color photo showing 10 people smiling for a photo after a recent awards ceremony
The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science awarded 10 faculty members annual excellence awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.... more
A color photo showing a group of people at a recent MPS poster session
Thirteen teams representing 70 students from Statistics and Data Science’s Master of Professor Studies program in Applied Statistics presented their semester-... more
A photo collage showing photos of two women
Jingyi Duan and Kimberly Hochstedler – both Cornell doctoral students in the field of statistics and data science – each received the International Biometric... more
A color photo of someone presenting a project to another person
After a three-year hiatus, Bits On Our Minds (BOOM), a showcase of cutting-edge digital technology projects created by Cornell students, returns to campus for... more
A color graphic showing the Schmidt Futures and Cornell Bowers CIS logos
Ten Cornell postdoctoral researchers who plan to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in areas like materials discovery, physics, biological... more
A color photo of someone presenting research to a crowd
An eager crowd packed Gates Hall for the Association of Computer Science Undergraduates’ (ACSU) Research Night on Monday, March 13, showcasing the latest work... more
A color photo of people seated at a table, speaking to each other
Undergraduate students and future innovators who recently chose the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science as their academic home... more
A color logo with the letters "NSF"
By Tom Fleischman, Cornell Chronicle Sumanta Basu and Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, both assistant professors in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing... more
A graphic illustration with data appearing to leaving a laptop monitor
By Louis DiPietro Cornell scholars eager to learn how to leverage statistical tools and methods for better research now have a vast, free library of workshops... more
A close up photo of a fruit fly
By Krishna Ramanujan, Cornell Chronicle A seminal fluid protein transferred from male to female fruit flies during mating changes the expression of genes... more
Recipients of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) awards are (left to right) Natalie Kalitsi '22, Miah Sanchez '22, Oluwatise Alatise '23, Chinasa Okolo, and S
By Louis DiPietro Three students and three recent alumni from the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science received the inaugural... more
A color photo of four Cornell students
By Patricia Waldron  The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science rolled out the red carpet at its New Majors Welcome Event, a... more
a color graphic illustration of charts
Students from throughout the university can now minor in data science, a field that faculty say has become increasingly important for students in nearly any... more
A color photo of a group of people about to press a button
October 25, 2022 Researchers in the Cornell Ann. S Bowers College of Computing and Information Science are no strangers to groundbreaking work, and on Oct. 14... more
A color photo of students working together on a project
By Louis DiPietro   Optimizing online data by throttling down pesky online ads, reducing recidivism and broadening participation in the tech field, and... more
A color photo of a woman with glasses in front of a computer generated background
By Louis DiPietro  Weihua Li MPS ’11 always loved numbers and data, particularly the applied side – taking messy data and transforming it into meaningful... more
A quote “MPS was transformative - it  turns you from an engineer or analyst into a leader. The sky is the limit.”  Bhairav Mehta MPS ’04 Director of Data Science Amazon
Professionally, Bhairav Mehta doesn’t settle.   Since graduating from Cornell University’s master of professional studies program in applied statistics in 2004... more
Sam Wang on the set of Jeopardy
Tune in the evening of Sept. 28th to see Sam Wang, assistant professor of statistics and data science, put his trivia knowledge to that test on the quiz show “... more
Joe Guinness
Joe Guinness has been named the director of undergraduate studies for the Biometry and Statistics (CALS) and Statistical Science (ARTS) majors. Guinness takes... more
Earth at night was holding in human hands.
Improving indoor air quality, supporting equitable and sustainable development, and advancing offshore wind energy — those are some of the projects being... more
Students at the 2022 Statistics and Data Science recognition ceremony
By Louis DiPietro Honoring the largest graduating class in its history, the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science handed out... more
David Matteson, associate department chair and associate professor in statistics and data science, receives a Research Excellence Award from Thorsten Joachims, associate dean for research at Cornell Bowers CIS.
By Louis DiPietro Ten faculty members from the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science were named recipients of the college’s... more
DNA strand
By Chris Dawson for the Cornell Chronicle New research from Cornell scientists is exploring how human genetics impacts functions of the gut microbiome, and is... more
LinkedIn logo superimposed over Gates Hall photo
By Louis DiPietro for the Cornell Chronicle A multimillion-dollar grant from LinkedIn to the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science... more
Data Science in Science cover
David Matteson, associate professor of statistics and data science and social statistics, has launched an open access, international journal highlighting... more
Students at Cornell Bowers CIS’ New Majors Welcome event, held Feb. 18 in Statler Auditorium.
By Louis DiPietro for the Cornell Chronicle For the first time in its 23-year history, the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science... more
James Booth at Day of Stats 2017
Jim Booth, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Statistics and Data Science, has been named a 2022 “Academic Data Leader” by Chief... more
Inbeom Lee and Haoxuan Wu, two doctoral students in Statistics and Data Science.
Two Cornell doctoral students in the field of Statistics and Data Science earned top honors in the American Statistical Association’s Student Paper competition... more
Pipette and vials / photo by Louis Reed for Unsplash
By Louis DiPietro for the Cornell Chronicle An alternative statistical method honed and advanced by Cornell researchers can make clinical trials more reliable... more
Daniel Kowal
Daniel Kowal, Ph.D. ’17, was named the recipient of the Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award, recognizing exceptional junior researchers in areas of Bayesian statistics... more
Gates Hall exterior
By Tom Fleischman of the Cornell Chronicle The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant... more
Dana Yang
The ILR School conducted this Q&A, which originally appeared on the School's website on August 23, 2021. Dana Yang will join the Department of Statistics... more
Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, cofounders of Wayfair
Gifts totaling $10 million – $5 million from Steve Conine ’95 and his wife Alexi Conine ’96, and $5 million from Niraj Shah ’95 and his wife Jill Shah – will... more
Kengo Kato
Congratulations to Kengo Kato, professor of Statistics and Data Science, who has received the Analysis Award from the Mathematical Society of Japan, the... more
Thorsten Joachims
Thorsten Joachims is the inaugural Associate Dean for Research for the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, Dean Kavita Bala announced... more
Martin Wells
Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science announced this Fall that Martin Wells is extending his chairship of the Department of... more
Ben Baer
Benjamin Baer, doctoral student in Statistics and Data Science, is the lead author of just-published research in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. In "The... more
Y. Samuel Wang
By Louis DiPietro “The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard.” These timeless words from John Tukey, one of the... more
Yuchen Xu
Yuchen Xu, a doctoral student in the Department of Statistics and Data Science, received bronze honors at the annual conference of the Upstate New York... more
Sara Venkatraman
Sara Venkatraman, a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Statistics and Data Science, recently won the International Indian Statistical... more
Claire Cardie
Professor Claire Cardie, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Professor of Information Science, will become... more
American Statistical Association logo
Two doctoral students from Statistics and Data Science were individually recognized for their research excellence by the American Statistical Association.... more
A bridge
The second Maching Learning in Medicine inter-campus symposium will be held virtually to bring together researchers and clinicians to present recent work and... more
Dr. LeeAnn Roberts Named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for CIS
We are pleased to announce that Dr. LeeAnn Roberts will serve as the inaugural Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Cornell Ann S... more
Ahmed El Alaoui
This profile, written by Chris Dawson, originally appears on Cornell Engineering's website. Ahmed El Alaoui had a math teacher in middle school who told him... more
Ann S. Bowers ’59, speaking as chair of the Cornell Silicon Valley Advisors in 2017.
A transformative gift from Ann S. Bowers ’59 – a Silicon Valley champion and longtime philanthropist – will establish the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of... more
Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots.
Through a remote collaboration, a Cornell team of physicians, PhD scientists, and statisticians — from seasoned doctors and faculty members to data-science... more
Xin (Mike) Bing
Xin (Mike) Bing, a doctoral student in Statistics and Data Science, has won the Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award from the Institute of Mathematical... more
Elizabeth Karns
This Q&A was conducted by Cornell Industrial Labor Relations (ILR) and originally appeared on ILR's website. ILR Senior Lecturer Elizabeth Karns adjusted... more
Yi Su
Yi Su, a doctoral student in Statistics and Data Science, has been named one of four recipients of the 2019-2020 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship. ... more
Caution sign
In March 1989, a tripped circuit in the Hydro-Québec power grid left 6 million people without electricity. A week earlier, an unusually harsh snowstorm had... more
Kengo Kato
Kengo Kato, an associate professor in Cornell's Department of Statistics and Data Science, has been named one of six recipients of the annual Japan Academy... more
Data stock image
Cornell’s Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society to launch this fall.
The winning team at the 2019 Data Open.
Grace Deng and Binh Tang are among the winning team at the recent Cornell Datathon, hosted by Citadel last month on the Cornell campus.
Robert Wolpert
Ask Dr. Robert Wolpert (’72) what changed the trajectory of his career, he’ll tell you it was a Cornell course that he never actually took.
The presenters at the 2019 Cornell Celebration of Statistics and Data Science
Cornell University once again brings together some of the best minds in the field of statistics and data science to share their latest insights and discoveries...
Jeremy Entner
This fall, Cornell’s Department of Statistics and Data Science welcomes Jeremy Entner as the department's newest lecturer.
Steven Schwager
The SDS Professor Emeritus is this year's recipient of the ASA Mentoring Award for Impact.
Ronni Mok
Ronni Mok is one of 34 Merrill Presidential Scholars.
Cornell Statistics graduates at the 2018 Commencement ceremony.
Students in Cornell’s MPS program in Applied Statistics continue year-to-year, post-graduate success.
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.
David Ruppert
David Ruppert, professor of statistics, is a contributor on a new textbook out now through Springer.
Cover of the book "Shrinkage Estimation"
Two Cornell Statistics professors along with a Statistics alumni have teamed up on a new textbook.
Graphic illustrating parsing of complex data.
A Cornell statistician and his colleagues have found a faster way for developers to improve mobile apps.
A 2016 farmer's market held by the Dilmun Hill student farm.
A group of Cornell researchers will use machine learning to rapidly analyze agricultural and food market conditions.
The Cornell logo within Sage Hall
Statistical Science will be restructured and renamed – the Department of Statistics and Data Science.
A screenshot from the Machine Learning in Medicine website
The intercampus symposium brought together researchers and clinicians from Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine.
2018 Cornell Day of Statistics speakers and session chairs
Miss the 2018 Cornell Day of Statistics? Check out presentation slides from our conference speakers.
Joe Guinness
Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology is excited to welcome Joe Guinness.
photo of Ed George
It's the platinum age of statistics, says Dr. George.
Kengo Kato
This fall, Cornell's Department of Statistics and Data Science welcomes Kengo Kato.
stock image of data science
Three Cornell alumni and affiliates were on-hand recently to share insights with current Big Red students.
Stats PhD Sarah Tan
Tan’s dissertation was chosen out of nearly 200 project submissions.
Dan Kowal
Dan Kowal (PhD, '17) is currently an assistant professor of statistics at Rice University.
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.
Cornell is working to prepare future data scientists with a new course offered this semester called Data Science for All.
Stock Data Analysis Photo
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
Jiekun Feng co-authored research that received a Best Publication Award at the recent INFORMs Houston meeting.
Day of Stats 2017 Attendees
The Cornell Day of Statistics 2017 was held on Friday, September 8 at Cornell University.
Headshot of Roger Farrell
Farrell, who joined the Department of Mathematics at Cornell as an instructor in 1959, spent his entire career at Cornell.
Glassdoor
Among the site's findings, 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.
Hooker, Giles
Hooke's work is the subject of this extensive, highly recommended feature story out of Cornell Research.
Sarah Tan
The fourth-year PhD has been named the recipient of the American Statistical Association's 2017 Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship.
Cornell Research Team Awarded Sustainability Funds
An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers is among 15 research groups who received venture funding.
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 discussed what a career in the statistics field is and what it isn't.
Florentina Bunea
Stats Professor Florentina Bunea has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
Stock photo of statistics work
Statisticians are at the top of the list, again.
Jacob Bien
Bien will develop open-source code that scientists can use to analyze their data.
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.
Statistics Graduates
See the results of the 2016 post-graduate survey.
Martin Wells
Two papers from a Cornell-led team were cited in a cout decision that ultimately ruled Delaware's death penalty law as unconstitutional.
Day of Stat 2016 Faculty
The Cornell Day of Statistics 2016 was held on Friday, September 9 on the Cornell University campus.
Yang Ning
Yang Ning comes to Cornell as an assistant professor in statistics.
Bruce Turnbull
Bruce Turnbull will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of both his career in statistical science and his leadership.
Cornell PhD Students at JSM 2016
Cornell Statistics Graduate Society (SGS) hosted a mixer for all Cornell alumni, students, faculty and colleagues.
John Abowd
Abowd has been selected to receive the 2016 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.
Florentina Bunea
Bunea will give the kick-off research talk at the Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability.
DSS Commencement 2016 Group Photo
View and download photographs from the 2016 commencement ceremony.
Dan Kowal
Dan Kowal's paper was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.
Sherry Xian, Director of Cornell's Survey Research Institute
“The goal at the Survey Research Institute is to do high-quality, state-of-the-art research.”
Florentina Bunea
Bunea delivered a keynote talk at the recent Theory of Big Data Conference in London.
Cancer Cells. Photo via LA Times.
Giles Hooker shares his thoughts with the Los Angeles Times.
John Abowd
John M. Abowd will join the U.S. Census Bureau as associate director for research and methodology and as chief scientist.
stock image of data science
Michael Hu is quoted in a fascinating examination of how even scientists are prone to self-deception.
Presenters and organizers of the 2015 Day of Statistics
The first-ever Cornell Day of Statistics brought together field leaders and students for an all-day conference.
Bill Strawderman
As an engineering student in the 1960s, Bill Strawderman had all but written off any probability of a career in statistics.
Florentina Bunea
Bunea was elected as a council member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
Microbial stock
MPS students complete a two-semester project designed to provide real-world experience in large-scale data analysis.
Dr. Iain Johnstone Receiving DSS Distinguished Alumni Award
The Department of Statistical Science Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013 was given to Dr. Iain Johnstone.
A student under a tree on Libe Slope.
Find out more about what it's like to be a student in Statistics and Data Science at Cornell.