The Department of Statistics is among the nation’s oldest and most prestigious, having been founded by renowned statistician Gertrude Cox in 1941. The department is renowned for its expertise in applied statistics and its collaborations with research across many disciplines and industries. The Department’s location in the Research Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry, other universities, and government agencies. Faculty enjoy collaborations with medical researchers at Duke University, environmental scientists at the EPA research facility, pharmaceutical researchers at Glaxo-SmithKline, and software developers at SAS Institute, among many others. The department’s award winning faculty bring their expertise and experience into the classroom.