Congratulations Class of 2020!

At the end of an Academic Year full of unprecedented challenges, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics was honored to celebrate the Math/Stat graduating Seniors and their families at the virtual graduation breakfast/brunch: Please see here a video recording with the remarks by Professor Richard De Veaux,… Continue reading »

Graduation Breakfast

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College invites graduating mathematics and statistics majors, their families, and guests to attend a breakfast on Commencement morning, Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Mathematics and Statistics Library, Bronfman Science Center. Please join us for coffee,… Continue reading »

Matthew Quinn and Stephanie Stacy Win First Place in National Statistics Competition

Matthew Quinn and Stephanie Stacy, Juniors at Williams College, won the First Place in this year’s USPROC (Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition) sponsored by CAUSE (Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education). USPROC is an annual national competition among undergraduate students in United States. The project submitted by Matthew and… Continue reading »

Math/Stat Awards Banquet

It was another glorious year in the Math/Stat department at Williams.  We celebrated its end with our annual banquet, packed with over 150 faculty and students.  As tradition, the new majors received a beverage wrench, and everyone joined in applauding the winners of this year’s awards. Colloquium… Continue reading »

Best Jobs 2015

Mathematics and statistics are essential skills for most of the best six jobs in 2015, according to the latest rankings by Here are the top six jobs: 1. Actuary 2. Audiologist 3. Mathematician 4. Statistician 5. Biomedical Engineer 6. Data Scientist For more information see also the… Continue reading »

The James Function

Like many mathematicians, I’m happy when I can combine my work with my other passions. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, I didn’t realize that all those games I watched when I was young was preparing me for a very productive career in sabermetrics, the science of applying math and… Continue reading »

Sweet treats and probability

I love baking. More importantly, I love sweet things. However, I can’t and/or shouldn’t eat a full batch of cookies, bars, or brownies.  I bake for my students instead. I use homemade sweet treats as prizes for going above and beyond the course work. This semester in my Stat 101 class,… Continue reading »

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