The research of the Rice Statistics Department has applications in medicine, finance, energy, and the environment. Our faculty and students have made contributions to statistical theory and methods including modeling of contagious diseases, the genetics of cancer, neuroimaging, machine learning, applied probability, and many other areas.
The Department of Statistics is much more than categories of people: faculty, staff, students, alumni. It is a close-knit community of individuals dedicated to teaching, learning, and expanding the knowledge base of statistics for the betterment of society.
A graduate degree in Statistics from Rice can take you many places: from the most prestigious medical research institutions, to the high stakes world of financial and energy companies, to government research labs, or technology firms. Statisticians are in high demand in today’s data driven world, and our students are placed in a wide variety of industrial, government, and academic positions upon graduation.
The undergraduate program in Statistics has grown rapidly in recent years, along with opportunities for employment upon graduation. Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research and applications to real-world problems early in their education.
Research informs the direction of inquiry in statistics at Rice Unviersity and brings the latest discoveries into the classroom.
Topl, co-founded in 2017 by Ph.D. candidate Kim Raath, aims to ensure transparency for businesses.
Position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure-track teaching faculty position at the level of Assistant Teaching Professor at the Department of Statistics.
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology hosts third annual Rice Data Science Conference.
Kate Thomas is cofounder of Rice Urbanists, a group that encourages sustainable urban policy and facilitates dialog between Rice students on sustainability issues.