Department of Statistics Unitmark
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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The Department of Statistics & Data Science is located in Baker Hall 132 on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. Feel free to stop by or set up a visit.
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Department of Statistics & Data Science
Baker Hall 132
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Department Head

Christopher R. Genovese

Professor Genovese's research focuses on complex and high-dimensional statistical problems in the sciences, including neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and cosmology. He enjoys getting “in the trenches” of scientific applications. He also works on theoretical questions related to inference for functions and other infinite-dimensional objects, with a recent emphasis on finding low-dimensional structures in data, and he has a strong interest in computational methods and theory. When he's not working at his computer or in meetings, he's been known to escape into the wilderness.

Faculty Director

Susan Buchman

Susan Buchman began her career as a software engineer before discovering that all the interesting questions required statistical training to answer. After earning her Ph.D. from this department, she worked in industry roles ranging from Marketing Analyst to Chief Analytics Officer, and spent four years as an independent statistical consultant. Teaching and training always has been a valued part of her career, and she brings her industry and consulting experience to CMU in running the MSP Program.

Founding Director

Joel Greenhouse

Professor Greenhouse's research focuses on statistical problems in psychiatry and epidemiology, clinical trials and meta-analysis, and the design and analysis observational studies. He is an award-winning instructor and tireless advisor, and he created our trend-setting introductory statistics sequence. In addition, Professor Greenhouse also supervises the additional Statistics majors in the Undergraduate Program.