Faculty in statistics have a range of interests from theoretical, to methodological, to applied. We regularly consult and collaborate with our colleagues throughout the university and participate in multidisciplinary research. We offer a statistics concentration for undergraduate math majors, a Masters degree, and a statistics specialization for PhD students. The Monday afternoon statistics seminar features both theoretical and applied talks and internal and external speakers.

## Research Areas

**Bayesian statistics:** Erin Conlon, Patrick Flaherty, Michael Lavine

**Bioinformatics and biostatistics:** John Buonaccorsi, Erin Conlon, Patrick Flaherty, Anna Liu, John Staudenmayer

**Computational statistics:** Krista J Gile, Patrick Flaherty, Daeyoung Kim

**Estimating equations:** Daeyoung Kim

**Finite mixture models:** Daeyoung Kim

**Foundations:** John Buonaccorsi, Krista J Gile, Michael Lavine

**Linear models:** John Buonaccorsi, H. K. Hsieh

**Measurement error models:** John Buonaccorsi, John Staudenmayer

**Mixed models and smoothing:** Daeyoung Kim, Anna Liu, John Staudenmayer

**Network Analysis and Sampling:** Krista J Gile

**Quantitative ecology:** John Buonaccorsi, Michael Lavine

**Reliability and survival analysis:** H. K. Hsieh

**Social Science Statistics:** Krista J Gile

**Variational inference: **Patrick Flaherty

## Statistical Consulting and Collaboration Services

### Who we are

SCCS provides statistical consulting and collaboration to researchers at UMass, the Five Colleges, and elsewhere, through individual meetings and support for interdisciplinary research projects. The SCCS staff are statistics faculty and students at UMass and the Five Colleges.

SCCS welcomes researchers who have collected data and would like help finding effective analyses. However, SCCS strongly encourages collaboration early in the planning stages of a research project whenever possible.

### Who we serve

We serve researchers from UMass, the Five Colleges, local governments, non-profits, and external, for-profit entities. We serve both faculty and students who are conducting research. We do not assist students with homework.

### Our rates

Our rates depend on the type of researcher.**Group A:** from UMass, the Five Colleges, local governments, non-profits.**Group B:** from external, for-profit entities.

Our rates also depend on the type of statistical collaborator.

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collaborating by | Group A |
Group B |

Graduate Student | $50 | $75 |

Faculty | $150 | $200 |