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Statistics Building Fort Collins, Colorado, nestled against the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, is home to Colorado State University's Department of Statistics. Our department has grown substantially since its inception in 1970 and enjoys an international reputation.
All of our faculty are active in research on statistical theory and methodology, which is complex, challenging, and extremely useful in important real-world problems. Some of these problems come from our connections with nearby federal research agencies, including the US Forest Service, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Institute for Standards and Technology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Statistics News

1st Annual CNS Probability Casino Night Great Success

The CNS Probability Casino was a great success, with over 150 participants. Contestants played games with cards, dice, random walks, and more; the successful players planned strategies based on probabilities and expected values.Statistics Department faculty and graduate students ran the games, while undergraduate majors and minors kept score and helped keep things running smoothly. The planning committee consisted of four undergraduate students: Mikaela Elder, Alexis Suhr, Jackson Hill, and Justin Cowden (pictured), and professor Mary Meyer. Big thanks go to Jim Cox who developed the software for the popular Stump the Chump game, as well as the score-keeping software. Lindsey Young organized the venue at Laurel Village Pavilion, and prizes were provided by the Statistics Department and the CNS Dean’s office. A good time was had by all!

NYC utility improves safety of natural gas pipelines, thanks to CSU science

Colorado State University research that uses Google Street View cars to map natural gas methane leaks is helping the nation’s largest metropolitan area prioritize tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades. Project post doc Zach Weller, now a CSU assistant professor in statistics, calculated that Con Ed was able to reduce nearly twice the estimated volume of methane escaping from areas surveyed in a recent pilot project, compared with a business-as-usual approach. Read more...

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Statistics Success Center

The Statistics Department is excited to announce the opening of the Statistics Success Center, a resource for CSU students enrolled in introductory level STAT courses. The SSC is staffed with Statistics instructors, graduate students, and undergraduate majors.  We are dedicated to improving student success in the elementary statistics classes STAT 201, 204, 301 and 307. Check out our schedule and get more information on our Students page!

Department of Statistics Funded as an NSF-REU Site

The American Statistical Association was funded for hosting NSF-REU sites between 2016 and 2018.  Each year, the ASA funds 3 REU sites around the US, each with four students.   The Department of Statistics at Colorado State University was funded as an ASA-NSF REU site in 2018. 

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Upcoming Events

MAR 26

Seminer - Robert Lund, Clemson University

4 pm, Wagar 231


APR 09

Seminar - Michael Stein, University of Chicago

4pm, Wagar 231


APR 23

Seminar - Karl Broman, University of Wisconsin

4pm, Wagar 231

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