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  • Post-doc Position

    Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    Company Information: The Department of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University ( is world-renowned for its contributions to statistical theory and practice. Research in the department runs the gamut from pure mathematics to the hottest frontiers of science. Our faculty members are recognized around the world for their expertise and have garnered many prestigious awards and honors. (For example, two current members of the faculty have been awarded the COPSS medal, the highest honor given by professional statistical societies.) Current collaborative research by our faculty is helping to make fundamental advances in neuroscience, cosmology, networks, finance, genetics, public policy, high-dimensional inference, and theory and methods at the intersection of statistics and machine learning.

    The Department augments all these strengths with a friendly, energetic working environment; exceptional computing resources; and strong research ties with other units on campus and across the nation. Talented graduate students join the department from around the world and add a unique dimension to the department's intellectual life.

    Duties and Responsibilities: This is a two/three year postdoctoral position in Professor Kathryn Roeder's research group ( The successful candidate will apply cutting edge methods in statistics and machine learning to solve scientific problems emerging from genetics, using modern large-scale genomics data such as single-cell sequencing data. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in statistical methodology/theory, and a genuine interest in the science and data-driven research.

    Position Qualifications: The successful candidate must have (1) a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science or other related quantitative field, (2) strong computing skills, (3) good communication skills.

  • MSP Program Admissions for 2018-2019

    The MSP Program application deadline for 2018-2019 is February 1, 2018. Apply online to the MSP program now! For any questions please contact

  • Our Fiftieth Anniversary

    2016 marks the 50th year of our Department. We begin by celebrating our outstanding faculty and alumni who have contributed so much over our history. Read more about their contributions.

Recent News

  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Rob Kass believes brain research is in desperate need of cutting-edge statistics, which can and should supply a crucial link between new, highly complex data and the thorough scientific explanations the research aims to generate. As the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies’ 2017 R.A Fisher Lecturer, Kass outlined his case in “The Importance of Statistics: Lessons From the Brain Sciences.”
  • Recent Dept. Ph.D. graduate Samrachana Adhikari will present “Post PH.D. Academic Life” on Oct. 30, sponsored by the Dept.’s Women in Statistics group. The talk will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A 53. Everyone is invited. Sam, a 2017 Ph.D. recipient, is a post-doctoral fellow in Statistics in the Dept. of Healthcare Policy and the Dept. of Biostatistics at Harvard Medical School.
  • The National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University’s Jing Lei and Ryan Tibshirani Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. Lei and Tibshirani, both assistant professors in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Department of Statistics, each received five-year, $400,000 grants for their projects “Modernizing Classical Nonparametric and Multivariate Theory for Large-scale, High-dimensional Data Analysis” and “Locally Adaptive Nonparametric Estimation for the Modern Age — New Insights, Extensions, and Inference Tools,” respectively.
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