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Technical Reports

Since the 1940s, population projections have in most cases been pro- duced using the deterministic cohort component method. However, in 2015, for the first time, in a major advance, the United… more

Abstract: Statistical methods are developed for assessing the likelihood of prejudicial bias in agent-assigned permutations, such as the ordering of candidates on an election… more

This report shows how the descent of genome from an ancestor to currently observed descendants results in identity by descent (IBD) in current individuals, and hence similarities in their DNA at… more

Recent News

In honor of Endangered Species Day, the National Academy of Sciences features Professor Elizabeth Thompson on their Facebook… more

Yen-Chi Chen has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Statistics Program for his project on “Statistical Analysis Using Density Surrogates”.

Density surrogates are… more


Please join us as we celebrate Professor Elizabeth Thompson's career and her many contributions to the Department of Statistics, Genetics and the University of Washington on… more

Upcoming Courses

This course will introduce the basis on robust statistics. On top of modeling and theoretical aspects (influence function, breaking point, depth, sensitivity curves, etc.), the course will cover some numerical optimization for implementing the introduced methods. Time permitting, each registered student will report on a topic of interest to her/him.
The first 3/4 of the course will concentrate on "classical" multivariate analysis, i.e, distribution theory and statistical inference based on the multivariate normal distribution. The last 1/4 will cover special topics of interest to the instructor and/or requested by the class. There will be several homework assignments. Time permitting, each registered student will report on a topic of interest to her/him.