National Recognition

In 2018, the U.S. News and World Report ranked our department as the seventh best graduate program in statistics and the twelfth best graduate program among all statistics and biostatistics programs.

In the most recent set of rankings compiled by the National Research Council from 2010, our department was ranked among the top ten statistics and probability programs in the Research category and eleventh in the reputation survey.

Our current faculty members have received national awards and recognitions reflecting their contributions to statistical science and, by implication, the Department’s national standing. Examples of awards include the

  • Akaike Memorial Award
  • American Statistical Association Founder’s Award
  • C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize
  • Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Presidents’ Award
  • Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics
  • Gertrude M. Cox Award
  • International Mathematical Society Medallion Lectures Award
  • International Society of Bayesian Analysis Zellner Medal
  • Janet L. Norwood Award
  • Mitchell Prize
  • Mortimer Spiegelman Award
  • R. A. Fisher Award
  • Roger Herriott Award
  • Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award
  • W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing
  • Waller Education Award
  • Young Researcher Award of the International Indian Statistical Association.

Additionally, our faculty members have received numerous best paper awards, and have been keynote and honorary speakers at national and international conferences and workshops.  Many of our faculty very have received highly prestigious NSF CAREER awards.