This being the century of Information Technology, students need access to useful information from a large set of data. Statistics provides students with both the theory and the tools to meet these needs. Statistical methodologies are applied to a broad range of scientific disciplines such as mathematical science, biological science, economics, sociology and psychology.
The Department of Statistics was established in 1987, with the Master's and Ph.D. programs being added in 1991 and 1995, respectively. With the rapid development of computing power, statistical tools are now being used in many fields including engineering, image processing and biological science.
Statistics plays a major role in the century of Information Technology. To create experts on information technology, the Statistics department offers a strong program of education with a balance of both statistical theory and applications. Since statistics is used in many fields, the department is strengthening its interdisciplinary programs with other departments including computer science and finance. To produce competitive experts on statistical science, the department has the following goals of education.
- Analyze data to get useful information based on statistical theory.
- Develop and analyze a statistical model in finance.
- Obtain practical abilities in order toanalyze biological data.
- Develop the tools for statistical quality control.
Statistics has two main fields. One is the theory of statistics and the other is application of statistics. Within the area of the application of statistics there are the following courses: regression analysis, experimental design, sampling, time series analysis, categorical data analysis, multivariate analysis, reliability, data analysis, computational statistics, exploratory data analysis, statistical consulting, and statistical quality control. As for the theory of statistics, students can choose from the following courses: mathematical statistics, probability, Bayesian statistics, nonparametric statistics, and decision theory. The department also offers computer related courses such as database, numerical analysis, simulation, and data structure.
Vision after Graduation
After graduation, the students go on to forge careers in large corporations, such as Samsung and LG, financial institutes, government agencies, or statistical consulting firms. They can work as data analysts, data-miners, CRM experts, financial analysts, actuaries, or computer administrators.