Welcome to the webpage of the Department of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University. Our Department has a long and proud tradition of excellence for world-class research and training for over 65 years.

The Department awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Statistics, and partners with the Department of Mathematics in awarding the bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science.
The Department is home to an internationally renowned faculty with a wide variety of expertise in fundamental and interdisciplinary research, over 100 graduate students, and about 80 undergraduate students from many countries of the world. Graduates of our programs go on to careers in academia, industry and government.


Mark Meerschaert named among Thompson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers - Mark Meerschaert Photo
Along with five other MSU faculty members, Mark Meerschaert has been named as one of Thompson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers for 2016. The Highly Cited Researchers list is derived from papers that are defined as those in the top 1% by citations for their field and publication year in the Web of Science.

Congratulations to our new PhDs! - The Statistics and Probability Department is proud of our 9 new PhD Students!
Graduating S T T Students. Caption contains names
Pictured: Frederi Viens (Dept. Chair), Shunjie Guan, Liangliang Zhang, Guiling Shi, Pei Geng, Atreyee Majumder, Abdhi Sarkar, Sneha Jadhav, Taps Maiti (Graduate Director). Not Pictured: Irena Tesnjak & Jingyi Zhang

Statistics and Probability Department Names New Chair - Frederi G. Viens has been named chairperson of Michigan State University’s Statistics and Probability Department, effective August 16, 2016
Viens comes to MSU from Purdue University where he was a professor of statistics and mathematics, and recently completed a term as program director at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. At Purdue, he also served as director of the computational finance graduate program for more than a decade, and as associate director of the actuarial science undergraduate program, in which he designed new SOA-compliant courses and restructured offerings. Prior to that, he was assistant professor of mathematics at the University of North Texas, and an NSF postdoctoral fellow in Barcelona and Paris.


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