Welcome

The Department of Statistics at Yale University consists of 8 faculty members, 3 staff, and 28 graduate students. We offer M.A. and Ph.D. programs, as well as an undergraduate major in Statistics.

We have active research programs in statistical information theory, statistical genetics and bioinformatics, bayesian methods, statistical computing, graphical methods, model selection, asymptotics, and other topics. Our faculty and students are also active in collaborative research with other departments throughout the university, including computer science, biological sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, bioinformatics, economics and applied mathematics.

We occupy the James Dwight Dana House, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark and carries the Landmark Plaque of the New Haven Preservation Trust. In addition to office and classroom spaces, the Dana House is home to a computing laboratory for use by our faculty and students.

Upcoming Seminars

September 8, 2014, 4:15pm
Teng Zhang
Princeton University
Marcenko-Pastur Law for Tyler's and Maronna's M-estimators
In this talk we consider the limiting behavior of Tyler's and Maronna's M-estimators, in the regime that the number of samples n and the dimension p both go to infinity, and p/n converges to a constant y with 0<y<1. We prove that when the data samples are identically and...
September 15, 2014, 4:15am
Aryeh (Leonid) Kontorovich
Ben-Gurion University
Good Margins Make Good Neighbors
Although well-known by practitioners to be an effective classification tool, nearest-neighbor methods have been somewhat neglected by learning theory of late. The goal of this talk is to revive interest in this time-tested technique by recasting it in a modern perspective. We will present a...