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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.


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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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