The Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech offers both undergraduate and graduate training for students who wish to concentrate in theoretical or applied statistics.  Our department has programs for students interested in data analytics, computational statistics, industrial statistics and biostatistics. Our collaboration program provides opportunities to work on a variety of research projects with faculty and students from other departments. Graduates from our program have rewarding jobs in industry, academia and government.

Overview of the Jean Dickinson Gibbons Graduate Program in Statistics

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ASA DataFest at Virginia Tech - March 31st through April 2nd

While competing in teams, use your statistical and analytical knowledge to answer interesting questions about a dataset in this nationwide event and local competition. Beginning on March 31 (Friday) at 5 p.m. to April 2 (Sunday) at 5 p.m. in New Classroom Building room 160. Presented by the VT CMDA Club and sponsored by General Dynamics.


Search: Biostatistician / Health Analytics Open Rank Faculty

The Virginia Tech Department of Statistics invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty position in biostatistics to begin in August 2017. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Biometry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics or a closely related field. The position is a 9-month, tenure or tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity to conduct additional extramurally funded research in the summer. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  


Search: Collegiate Faculty (Multiple Openings)

Virginia Tech has multiple faculty openings in the Department of Statistics to start Fall 2017 at our Blacksburg, Virginia campus.  Appointment at the rank of collegiate assistant professor is preferred, but the associate level will be considered for exceptional candidates. These are full-time multi-year appointments (three years for assistant professors and five years for associate professors) with multi-year renewal upon successful review.


Matt Keefe wins ASQ's Ellis R. Ott Scholarship

Congratulations to Matt Keefe who has just won ASQ's Ellis R. Ott Scholarship.  The scholarship supports students who are enrolled in a graduate program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management with an emphasis on applications.


Alumnae Jennifer Kensler and Laura Freeman Receive Honors for Paper

Kensler and Freeman (and co-author Geoff Vining) won the 2014-2015 Quality Engineering Best Reliability Paper Award for their paper “A Practitioner’s Guide to Analyzing Reliability Experiments with Random Blocks and Subsampling”.


Greg Lomaka, one of Virginia Tech’s quadruplets, gets ready for senior year

“I want to try to do a much as I can and really enjoy my last semesters here,” said Greg Lomaka of Henrico, Virginia, a senior majoring in statistics.

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Contact Information

Department of Statistics (MC0439)
Hutcheson Hall, RM 406-A, Virginia Tech
250 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: 540-231-5657
Fax: 540-231-3863

Department Head:
Ronald D. Fricker, Jr.


Upcoming Events

Deadline for applications to the graduate program for 2017-18 is JANUARY 15, 2017. All applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents will be considered for the Jean Gibbons Teaching Fellowship.