The Florida State University Statistics Department

  • Jayaram Sethuraman
  • Frederick W. Leysieffer


The Department of Statistics at The Florida State University was established in 1959. The first PhD degree program in Statistics at a public university in Florida was established at the university soon after. The PhD degree program in Biostatistics is now a more recently established option for graduate students in the department. MS degree programs are being offered with three possible concentrations, Applied Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, and Biostatistics. An undergraduate degree program with a SAS certificate is offered. The department currently has 14 faculty members, 73 PhD students, and 53 undergraduate students majoring in Statistics. Faculty members have been and continue to be leaders in their fields. The department features major emphases in the theory and application of statistical methods to biostatistics and computational methods and also to traditional areas such as time series and applied probability. Additional areas of specialized expertise among faculty include computer vision, shape analysis, bioinformatics, machine learning, Bayes, and semiparametric methods in survival analysis, protein shape analysis, biological data mining, and nonparametric methods on manifolds.


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Conversations with Faculty Members

  1. Hollander M (2001) A conversation with Ralph A. Bradley. Stat Sci 16:75–100Google Scholar
  2. Hollander M (2008) A conversation with Jayaram Sethuraman. Stat Sci 23:272–285Google Scholar
  3. Hollander M, Marshall AW (1995) A conversation with Frank Proschan, Stat Sci 10:118–133Google Scholar
  4. Samaniego FJ (2008) A conversation with Myles Hollander. Stat Sci 23:420–438Google Scholar
  5. Sampson AR, Spencer B (1999) A conversation with I. Richard Savage. Stat Sci 14:126–148Google Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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