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A world-class hub for research and education in statistics and data science focused on harnessing the power of data to promote interdisciplinary scientific discovery, providing principled insights into society's greatest challenges and enabling data-driven decision-making.


Note from the Department Chair

Through its impactful research and innovative educational programs, the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences strives to embody The University of Texas at Austin's motto: “What starts here changes the world.” Our work is guided by a shared belief in the value of diverse perspectives and a commitment to advancing inclusivity and excellence in our community of faculty, students, postdocs and staff.


Kate Calder

Professor, Department Chair
Statistics and Data Sciences

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Abhra Sarkar Awarded NSF Grant

August 25, 2020 • by the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences


Can Dogs Take Bite Out of Neighborhood Crime?

July 28, 2022 by Esther R Robards-Forbes

Medium yellow lag holding an unhooked leash in its mouth


Demand for Abortion-inducing Medication Increases After Texas SB8

February 25, 2022 by the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences

Paper bags containing medication used for a medical abortion

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our community is committed to building a learning and working environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

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