In terms of its research profile, the department aims to contribute to virtually all areas of statistical science, including the development of novel statistical theory and methodology. Specific areas of excellence include Bayesian statistics, spatio-temporal statistics, statistical learning and biostatistics. Research is directed toward modern and emerging areas of interest. For example, in concert with the big data or data science revolution, many faculty members include high-dimensional analysis and computing as primary foci of their research programs. A large portion of the department’s faculty and students are involved in interdisciplinary research and make significant scientific contributions beyond the field of statistics. Faculty members are highly successful at securing competitive grants from various research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) is a team of faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Department of Statistics. Our mission is to provide professional statistical consulting support to OSU researchers and external clients in business, science, industry, and government. The SCS provides support in the areas of:
Design of Experiments
Survey Design, Administration, and Analysis
Statistical Process Control
Statistical Modeling and Analysis
Independent Verification of Statistical Analyses and Results
The SCS welcomes researchers who have collected data and would like help finding the most effective analysis for answering research questions.
In addition, SCS consultants provide collaborative support in the planning, design, and management of research projects. When possible, it is strongly recommended that you contact the SCS early in the planning stages of a project to establish a collaborative relationship with the SCS and ensure the highest quality results. SCS consultants are available to help in preparing budget estimates and other relevant sections of grant and project proposals.