Message from the Department Chair: Hira L. Koul

I welcome you on behalf of all of us at Department of Statistics & Probability at Michigan State University. Keeping up with the University, our mission reflects the increasing pursuit for cutting edge knowledge, cultural diversity of our times, transformational changes to preserve the quality of our programs, advancement in technology, communications and economic competitiveness. Our Department has a long and proud tradition of excellence for world-class research and training for over 65 years. I invite you to view the history of the department.

Department awards B.A., Applied M.Sc., M.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees, and is actively involved in running the B.Sc. degree in Actuarial Science. The Department is home to international award winning faculty with a wide variety of expertise in fundamental and interdisciplinary research, and over 100 graduate students from all over the world. Our programs focus on training its graduates for careers in academia, industry and government.

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Job Posting

The Department of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure stream faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Requirements include an earned doctorate in statistics or a related field, a sustained strong record of research in statistics, excellence in teaching, and a strong record of research funding. A strong record of interdisciplinary research is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active and funded program of research, supervise dissertations, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should include curriculum vitae, statement on research and teaching, and the names and contact information of at least four references who may be contacted by the search committee. To apply for this position/submit required materials, please go to: and go to Faculty/Academic Staff – Posting Number 9049

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MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.


Statistics in Applications Symposium 2014 - MSU is proud to host the Statistics in Applications Symposium with keynote speaker Daniela Witten on October 3, 2014.

William L Harkness Teaching Awards - The Faculty Teaching Award was presented to Vince Melfi, and the Student Teaching Award was presented to Honglang Wang

IYS2013 @ MSU - As part of the International Year of Statistics event, MSU was proud to host the Statistics in Applications Forum with keynote speaker Dr. Trivellore Raghunathan on October 1st, 2013. Click here for more information.

Dr. Chae-Young Lim and Dr. Sarat Dass win the Frank Wilcoxon Award - Dr. Chae-Young Lim and Dr. Sarat Dass were selected as the winners of the Frank Wilcoxon Award in September 2012 for best application paper for their paper on "Assessing Fingerprint Individually Using EPIC: A Case Study in the Analysis of Spatially Dependent Marked Processes" in the 2011 issues of Technometrics.

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