Department of Statistical Science

The Department of Statistics, which is located in the University’s Fox School of Business and Management, has 15 full-time graduate faculty members and about forty graduate students in its Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

Overview

Statistics has been evolving into a much wider field. At the Fox School of Business, the Statistics department faculty have developed core research strengths in a wide range of areas with importance to modern statistical applications.

In recent years, the faculty have been actively advancing research and education into new and interdisciplinary research centered on:

  • High-Dimensional Statistics
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Theory Based Methodological Research
  • Bayesian Methods

What is the broader impact?

The statistical innovations made in the research offer significant advances to the core of statistics and impacts numerous other scientific disciplines. Faculty publish articles in top statistics journals, are highly sought after speakers, mentor graduate students who produce award winning statistical research, and receive external funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. These statistical innovations are applied to complex scientific problems in diverse fields such as medicine, marketing, ecology, computer science and criminal justice to provide solutions to crucial questions and improve the societal health and well-being.

Research Vision for the Future

The Statistics department at the Fox School of Business aspires to expand its role as a vibrant and internationally recognized center of research excellence in high-dimensional statistics, biostatistics and bioinformatics, theory based methodological research, and Bayesian methods through the work of statistics faculty, and by establishing cross-disciplinary collaborations within the Fox School and across Temple University. The Statistics department seeks to increase the amount of funds awarded from research grants to expand on these endeavors. Another notable future goal of the Statistics department is to make the Fox School’s PhD program in Statistics into a Top 25 program whose students are active participants in these research and collaborative endeavors, enabling the program’s graduates to obtain faculty positions at peer and aspirant institutions.