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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 Friday afternoon statistics seminar features both theoretical and applied talks and internal and external speakers.

Research Areas

Bayesian statistics: Erin Conlon, Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin, Michael Lavine, Yulong Lu

Bioinformatics and biostatistics: John Buonaccorsi, Erin Conlon, Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin, Anna Liu, Haben Michael, John Staudenmayer, Ted Westling

Causal inference: Haben Michael, Ted Westling

Computational statistics: Krista J Gile, Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin, Yulong Lu, Brian Van Koten

Estimating equations: Haben Michael, Daeyoung Kim

Finite mixture models: Daeyoung Kim

Foundations: John Buonaccorsi, Krista J Gile, Michael Lavine, Daeyoung Kim, Ted Westling

Linear models: Maryclare Griffin, John Buonaccorsi, H. K. Hsieh

Measurement error models: Haben Michael, John Buonaccorsi, John Staudenmayer

Mixed models and smoothing: Maryclare Griffin, Anna Liu, John Staudenmayer

Multivariate statistics: Maryclare Griffin, Daeyoung Kim

Network Analysis and Sampling: Krista J Gile

Nonparametric/Semiparametric Inference: Yulong Lu, Haben Michael, Ted Westling

Quantitative ecology: John Buonaccorsi, Michael Lavine

Survival analysis and reliability: Ted Westling, H. K. Hsieh

Social Science Statistics: Krista J Gile

Spatial Statistics: Maryclare Griffin

Time series: Maryclare Griffin

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.

For more information about consulting services, please visit their webpage.