Welcome to the
Department of Statistical Sciences
at Wake Forest University
Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Statistical Sciences is to educate students to become leaders and advocates for sound statistical reasoning, and to improve our society through innovative statistical and interdisciplinary research. To succeed in this mission, the Department will:
- Offer a premier undergraduate educational experience to Statistics, Applied Statistics and Mathematical Business majors, preparing each for successful careers as well as further graduate study.
- Offer a personalized Master’s program in Statistics, creating pathways into the field and opportunities for mentored research.
- Contribute to the advancement of the statistical sciences through peer-reviewed research and scientific collaborations across disciplines.
- Support the wider Wake Forest community with high quality general statistics education offerings.
- Lotspeich receives grant fundingSarah Lotspeich’s seed grant “Overcoming computational hurdles to quantify the impact of food access on health: a statistical approach.” has been funded by the Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES).
- Major featured in the OGB Graduation EditionEvery spring, the Old Gold & Black publishes its graduation edition that tells the story of one esteemed graduate-to-be from every academic major at Wake Forest. These students all have a unique story to tell. Though their experiences at Wake Forest may have been drastically different the seniors who are featured in this edition have […]
- Florence Nightingale DayThis weekend, 26 middle and high school students from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh spent their Saturday afternoon in Manchester Hall exploring Statistics and Data Science! This was one of just six Florence Nightingale Days taking place this year across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, see the WFU News article: WFU to introduce […]
- Weaving Ideas Together: Training the Next Generation of Collaborative StatisticiansDr. Emily Griffith, North Carolina State UniversityThursday, April 27 at 11:00 am in Manchester 121 Abstract: Collaborative academic statisticians are often involved in many different aspects of research and training, and are often interested in a variety of areas. In this talk, I will share how an idea for developing videos to help train and […]
- Maps: A Statistical ViewDistinguished Lecture in Statistics and Biostatistics Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:00 PMWake Forest BioTech Place Auditorium Maps: A Statistical View. Spatial statistical analysis builds upon the premise that where something happens can influence what happens, i.e., the location of observations can provide information on the observations themselves. Location can be defined on geographic maps […]