The University of Arizona

Statistics

The field of statistics is concerned with ways of understanding variability in measurements. It is the science and art of making informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. There is a close connection with probability, since probability provides the mathematical language to describe uncertainty.

The statistician today is a partner in most scientific and technologic endeavors. There are medical issues: to decide whether a new vaccine will be effective; to appraise the cost of life insurance for middle age smokers; to resolve and sharpen images obtained by ultrasonography. There are also technological applications: to gauge the uniformity of an optical fiber; to assess the reliability of a jet engine; to guide the exploration of ore deposits. The influence of the statistician extends to many other areas, from public policy to fundamental science.

Identifying and understanding important applications requires interaction with other disciplines that acquire and analyze data. The Department of Mathematics is thus cooperating with an university-wide Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics to provide support for statistics at the University of Arizona. Recent activities include a well-attended statistics colloquium series.

Members

Rabindra N Bhattacharya

Rabindra N Bhattacharya

Research Scientist, Mathematics
520-626-5647
MATH 603
William G Faris

William G Faris

Professor Emeritus
520-621-6854
MATH 713
Ning Hao

Ning Hao

Associate Professor, Mathematics
Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP
520-621-2416
ENR2 S325
Yiwen Liu

Yiwen Liu

Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics
520-621-2140
MATH 323
Robert S Maier

Robert S Maier

Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Physics
Professor, Statistics-GIDP
520-621-2617
MATH 609B
Yashaswini D Mittal

Yashaswini D Mittal

Professor Emeritus
Donald E Myers

Donald E Myers

Professor Emeritus
520-621-6859
MATH 716
Selena Niu

Selena Niu

Associate Professor, Mathematics
Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP
520-621-1961
ENR2 S322
Walt Piegorsch

Walt Piegorsch

Director, Statistical Research and Education
Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering
Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Public Health
Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Marek R Rychlik

Marek R Rychlik

Professor, Mathematics
Xueying Tang

Xueying Tang

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
520-626-2748
ENR2 S334
Joseph C Watkins

Joseph C Watkins

Chair, Statistics-GIDP
Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Public Health
Hao Helen Zhang

Hao Helen Zhang

Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP
Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Undergraduate Student,Degree Seeking
520-621-6868
ENR2 S323