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Update September 2021: The Summer Statistics Institute will not be offered during Spring 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back on our website for future updates.



The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 14th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) Monday May 24 to Thursday May 27, 2021.  

Update: SSI 2021 REGISTRATION is now CLOSED.

This year, for the safety of our participants and instructors, SSI will be held online through synchronous Zoom meetings. Class formats for both Morning and Afternoon sessions will be similar to:

  • 1.5 hours of instruction
  • 0.5 hours of a break (either with or without offline exercises at instructor's discretion)
  • 1.0 hours of instruction


  • SSI attracts participants from academia, health professions and marketing firms.
  • Participants acquire new statistical knowledge and skills through hands-on data analysis.
  • SSI provides an exciting venue to build statistical knowledge alongside a diverse and dynamic audience.

UT's Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) offers intensive four-day workshops on diverse topics from introductory data sciences to advanced statistics. Whether you are new to data analysis or a seasoned statistician, SSI provides a unique hands-on opportunity to acquire valuable skills directly from experts in the field. The UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) is open to 700 participants.

Courses span introductory statistics, statistical software, statistical methods and statistics applications. Each course will meet for four half-days, either mornings or afternoons, for a total of twelve hours. Instructors will post lectures, datasets, exercises, and course information on a website accessible to enrolled participants. There will be no examinations, and participants will receive certificates upon completion. Academic credit will not be issued. Please carefully check the specified prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in a course.

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences now offers credit for educational professional development opportunities during our 2020 Summer Statistics Institute! Teachers currently working in PK–12 settings can earn 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) by attending one of our 21 exciting SSI courses held May 24-27, 2021. 

Courses will be held on the ONLINE.

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SSI 2021 Course & Event Information and Registration (now OPEN)

  • Statistics for Dissertation
  • Applied HLM - FULL
  • Intermediate Excel for Personal and Professional Use- FULL
  • Introduction to SQL and Relational Database Design
  • Introduction to Statistics (AM)
  • Introduction to Statistics (PM) - CANCELLED
  • Introduction to Data Analysis and Graphics Using R- FULL
  • Using R and the tidyverse for Data Analysis and Graphics - CANCELLED
  • Linear Regression Analysis
  • Causal Inference with Observational Data
  • Data Science and Applied Machine Learning - FULL
  • Questionnaire Design And Survey Analysis- FULL
  • The Power and Pleasure of Probability - CANCELLED
  • Time Series Analytics
  • Statistical Methods for Categorical Data - Logistic regression and Beyond
  • Non-parametric Statistical Methods- FULL
  • Structural Equation Modeling- FULL
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
  • Scalable Machine Learning: Methods and Tools
  • Common Mistakes in using Statistics: Spotting them and Avoiding Them
  • Introduction to GIS

Due to lower than expected enrollment, the following courses have been cancelled for the 2021 SSI.

Introduction to Statistics (PM), Using R and the tidyverse for Data Analysis and Graphics, and The Power and Pleasure of Probability.



  SSI 2020 Brochure