In an information-rich world, statistics cuts through the noise.


  • Faculty world-renowned for contributions to statistical theory, methodology, and application with ongoing research collaborations from the UK to Sweden to Korea to Chile.
  • Growing research program with over 3.7 million dollars awarded during first two years of grant activity.
  • Ph.D. in Statistics, M.S. in Statistics, and graduate portfolio programs in applied statistical modeling and scientific computation.
  • Serves 2100+ students per semester with over 40 new courses developed since 2007.
  • 600+ participants expand their skills through four-day intensives in statistics and data analysis at the annual UT Summer Statistics Institute.
  • Twenty leading international scholars and professionals in applied statistics share their expertise with UT students through the “Statistics in Action” Seminar Series.
  • 800+ hours of free consulting services to university faculty, staff and students each year.
  • Undergraduate certificate programs in scientific computation and applied statistical modeling.
  • Short courses in a variety of statistical software packages for faculty, staff and students throughout the year.
  • MOOC, “Foundations of Data Analysis,” to debut in Fall 2014.

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences is a world-class center for statistical science that advances scholarship across the university and prepares graduates to flourish in an information-rich world.


3800+ Undergraduates 
500+ Graduates
Enrollment in SSC courses (2013-2014)


12 core faculty 
107 associated faculty 
2 Fellows of the American Statistical Association 
2 Recipients of National Science Foundation CAREER award 
1 Sloan Research Fellow

1 Top Global Innovator Under 35 (MIT Technology Review)
2 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellows 


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