The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester conducts teaching and research in statistical theory and methodology oriented toward the health sciences. Our unique graduate program is located within a School of Medicine environment and provides many opportunities for stimulating interaction with applied research.
The department interprets the term "statistics" very broadly, with specialization available in probability, statistical theory and analysis, biostatistics, and interdisciplinary areas of application. Department faculty participate fully in graduate teaching and individual attention is given to each student through intensive advising, extensive small seminars, and research collaboration. Students have opportunities for supervised teaching and statistical consulting experience. Prior to completing their degrees, most Ph.D. students have several publications underway based on research done in collaboration with faculty members in biostatistics/statistics and in various medical departments.
Ph.D. program graduates have found employment at Georgetown University, State University of New York at Buffalo, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Harvard University, Emory University, University of Florida, University of Illinois - Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Southern Methodist University, other state universities, numerous companies such as Google, Merck, Novartis, AbbVie, DuPont, and Bell Laboratories, and governmental agencies. M.A. and M.S. graduates are in various academic programs and in industrial, government, research, and consulting positions.
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