Department Newsletter - 2019

September 23, 2019

The 2019 issue of Statistically Speaking, our department newsletter, is available! You can view it here.

Jane-Ling Wang wins Humboldt Research Award

May 11, 2020

We are very pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Jane-Ling Wang has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award, by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation. This was awarded in recognition of Jane-Ling's academic achievements.


You can learn more about the Humboldt Research Award, as well as see a list of its winners from many fields, at:

Cody Carroll honored with 2019-20 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award!

April 30, 2020

One of our Statistics PhD students, Cody Carroll, was selected to receive a 2019-20 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching award. This award, which is sponsored by Graduate Studies, recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate students on the UC Davis campus. Cody is a 4th year PhD student, and has been a TA for some of our popular courses such as STA 103 and STA 260.

Please join us in congratulating Cody for this well-deserved award!

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Aden, MS

April 24, 2020

Christopher earned his MS in Statistics in the Summer of 2012. He currently works for LinkedIn's Marketing Solutions Team as a Sr. Data Scientist. Here's what he had to say about his experience in our program!

Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Vacek, MS

March 05, 2020

Patrick Vacek received his MS in Statistics in Fall 2018. He currently works for Mercedes-Benz as a Data Scientist. Here's what he had to say about his experience in our program!

Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Position in Data Science

February 19, 2020

The Department of Statistics and the UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science (UCD4IDS) invite applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral position in Data Science starting July 1, 2020.

To apply online, please visit The first review of applications will begin on March 13, 2020.

A full description can be found at:

Seungyong Hwang wins ASA Best Student Paper Award!

January 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Seungyong Hwang, a graduate student in the Biostatistics PhD program, has been announced as a recipient of the 2020 'Best Student Paper' Award of the American Statistical Association "Statistics in Imaging" Section. Seungyong will present his work in a Topic Contributed Session at the 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

Please join is in congratulating Seungyong on this remarkable achievement!