Welcome to the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University. Statistics is the science of inferring knowledge from data and describing uncertainty in those inferences. It plays a central role in scientific research, social policy, and governance. The Department of Statistics has a world-class record of success in education, research and service and has an out-sized impact on campus because of its engagement in educating students in all disciplines and interdisciplinary research.
Wen Zhou Elected as ISI Member
Statistics Department's Bailey Fosdick and Alex Fout Assist with Mitigation Surveillance of COVID-19 Spread
Colorado State University has a long history of investigating infectious disease outbreaks and is known for research exploring the complex interplay of pathogens, disease vectors, and the ecosystems in which transmissions occur. CSU is focused on translation of those findings into practical solutions used by farmers, pet owners, and patients. Read more here.
Setting the Stage: Statistical Collaboration Training Videos
Training students in the art of effective statistical collaboration is essential for their applied statistics education. Challenging situations can arise in collaborations that are necessary to discuss before they occur. Julia Sharp (CSU Associate Professor), Emily Griffith (NCSU Research Associate Professor), and Megan Higgs (Critical Inference LLC and CSU Alumni), with help from Ann Hess (CSU Associate Professor), received support from the American Statistical Association Member Initiative program to create a set of 10 short videos illustrating challenging and salient topics of communication for training in statistical collaboration. Scenarios portrayed in the videos convey realistic statistical collaboration encounters. The 10 videos and accompanying materials can be used in training future statistical collaborators. The videos can be found here.
Upcoming Department Seminars,
& Ph.D. Defenses
Student Organized Activities and Research Seminars (SOARS) exists to encourage community and scholarship among graduate students in the statistics department and more broadly at Colorado State University.
See the SOARS website and full calendar of upcoming events here.
Department of Statistics develops interdisciplinary course in R for all students needing data analysis skills
This online course is meant to give students in all majors applicable, hands-on skills in data analysis and to prepare them for highly analytical upper division courses.
Haonan Wang’s creativity and research excellence recently earned him election as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the world’s largest community of statisticians.
A research team is developing a system for streamlining and managing vast datasets that could advance research in urban sustainability.