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

April 21, 2014, 4:15pm
Philippe Rigollet
Princeton University
The statistical price to pay for computational efficiency in sparse PCA
Computational limitations of statistical problems have largely been ignored or simply overcome by ad hoc relaxations techniques. If optimal methods cannot be computed in reasonable time, what is the best possible statistical performance of a computationally efficient procedure? Building on average...
April 28, 2014, 4:15pm
Alexandre Tsybakov
CREST et Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie
TBA