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Where Our PhD Alumni Are NowStudent and advisor at commencement ceremony

More than 120 students have graduated from the University of Rochester PhD Statistics program since 1974. Our graduates currently work in a variety of settings including academia, industry, and government.

Table: Current Employment Positions for PhD alumni from 2000-PresentScreenshot of job categories

First Position After PhD Completion

Please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry Stats & Facts page to see snapshot data of the first appointments for our 2010-2022 PhD alumni. Be sure to select "Statistics" from the "Program" drop down menu.

Master's Graduate Outcomes

The Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics program is designed to place emphasis on applications and training students to work as Master's-level statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry, biomedical or clinical research fields, government agencies, etc. The Master of Arts (MA) in Statistics program places greater emphasis on theory and thus prepares students for both Master's-level statistician work as well as to apply to Ph.D. programs. See examples of our Master's Graduate Outcomes.

American Statistical Association Fellows & Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellows

The designation of ASA Fellow recognizes statisticians that have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of 1% of the total association membership as fellows each year.

The designation of IMS Fellow is selectively reserved for those that have demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability or whose leadership has profoundly influenced the field.

University of Rochester graduates receiving one or both of these significant honors include: Siddhartha Dalal (PhD '75); Moshe Shaked (PhD '75); Diane Lambert (PhD '78); Ebenezer Olusegun George (PhD '78); Mark Espeland (PhD '81); Michael McDermott (PhD '89); Amita Manatunga (PhD '90); Deo Kumar Srivastava (PhD '93); Debajyoti Sinha (PhD '94); Jong-Hyeon Jeong (PhD '96); Alan Hutson (PhD '96); Aiyi Liu (PhD '97); and Kelly Zou (PhD '97).

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